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Mbuh Tennu Mbuh

Mbuh Tennu Mbuh was born in 1966, and obtained his first degree in the then University of Yaoundé in 1987. By 1996, when he defended his Doctorat de 3ème Cycle, he was already a graduate assistant in the Department of English, where he was eventually recruited and has been teaching ever since. In 2003, he benefited from a Commonwealth scholarship award to do a Ph.D on D. H. Lawrence at the University of Nottingham (U.K.). 

Tennu has been writing since his undergraduate years, and was a Bernard Fonlon Society literary competition laureate in 1991 and 1992 consecutively, for the short story ‘Not I Alone’ and poem ‘Oracle of Tears’ respectively. He is also a founding member of the Anglophone Cameroon Writers Association (ACWA). An unpublished drama piece, Who’s Afraid of Mongo Wa Swolenka?, was performed by the Yaoundé University Poetry Club to commemorate the first anniversary of the execution of the Nigerian activist Ken Saro Wiwa. Some of Tennu’s poems have appeared in local and American newspapers. He has an unpublished historical novel, The Death of Asobo Ntsi, and is currently working on a semi- autobiographical novel, In the Shadow of My Country