Get this from a library! Across the Mongolo. [John Nkemngong Nkengasong]. The Bildungsroman in Cameroon Anglophone Literature: John Nkemngong Nkengasong’s Across The Mongolo and Margaret Afuh’s Born Before Her Time. Title, Across the Mongolo. Author, John Nkemngong Nkengasong. Published, ISBN, , Length, pages. Export Citation.

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Nkengasong, in his novel Across the Mongolo, intertwines Cameroon culture and rhetoric through cultural thought patterns such as the family structure, greeting and salutation, communal life and hospitality, culinary delights, days of the week, as well as linguistic thought patterns such as transliteration of metaphorical expressions and imagery, direct loans, coinage, code-mixing, French discourse, and Cameroon Pidgin English discourse, as index of socio-cultural and linguistic identity.


These expressions ornament the write-up of the novel giving it a Cameroonian romantic aesthetic in linguistic texturing. They equally reveal that the language of Across the Mongolo portrays the interconnection between language and culture, and language and socio-cultural identity construction.

The paper argues that a good knowledge of the socio-cultural and linguistic context of Cameroon is necessary for a good understanding of the rhetoric of the novel Across the Mongolo. Palavers of African Literature: Essays in Honor of Bernth Lindfords. Toyin Falola and Barbara Harlow.

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Cultures, Contexts, and World Englishes. The Cultural Identity of Cameroon.

African Studies Review, Vol. User Username Password Remember me. Keywords culture, literature, language, socio-cultural and linguistic identity.

The Interpretation of Cultures: A Typology of Code-Mixing. Cultural Models in Thought and Language.

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics.

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