Taboo Love is a tale of love among the Mukomangoc - a Cameroonian tribe - that runs head on into tribal mores and ends in tragedy. Iyafi, in love with Jam, whom she has known since childhood, is selected by the tribes' elderly chief to be one of his wives. To be chosen as a wintoc is an honor many families hope will come to one of their daughters, and Iyafi's family is no exception. But for Iyafi, it means only unhappiness, anguish, and finally the end of life itself. The story of Iyafi and Jam unfolds against a background of age-old traditions and ways of life. Folktales, venerable myths, and ritualistic ceremonies are all woven into this moving story of vulnerable love. The meeting of traditional Africa and the Western world is narrated by the author with the skill and credibility of the most gifted social analyst and historian. It is through this that he brings the society of his novel into the twentieth century - into the turbulent conflict between colonialism and nationalism.
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Book Description Exposition, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110682495077