Isidore Okpewho

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The Sacred Door and Other Stories · Cameroon Folktales of the Beba
By Makuchi · Foreword by Isidore Okpewho

The Sacred Door and Other Stories: Cameroon Folktales of the Beba offers readers a selection of folktales infused with riddles, proverbs, songs, myths, and legends, using various narrative techniques that capture the vibrancy of Beba oral traditions. Makuchi retells the stories that she heard at home when she was growing up in her native Cameroon.

“A collection that draws readers into the world of African everyday life and then keeps us there, maintaining a level of excitement while seamlessly providing an enchanting cultural education.”

Journal of Folklore Research