Lake God

Bole Butake

Lake God dramatises the story of the holocaust that befalls a village, arising from the Fon’s refusal to lead his people in the annual sacrifice to the lake god, the giver of fertility and abundance. The other five plays in this collection deal with the various themes of corruption, tyranny and the abuse of power, issues of democracy and human rights, ...

Born in 1947 in Nkor, Noni Sub-Division in the North-West Province of Cameroon. Bole Butake attended the local primary school, Sacred Heart College, Mankon, CCAST Bambili, the University of Yaounde and the University of Leeds in England. He founded a magazine of creative writing for English-speaking Cameroonians. The Mould, in 1976, in which he published several of his poems and short stories before it ceased publication in 1981. ln 1984 he published his first play, The Rape of Michelle, followed by Lake God (composed during his internship at the International Writing program, Iowa) in 1986. The Survivors in 1989 and And Palm-wine Will Flow in 1990. He was Associate Professor of African Literature and Performing Arts at the Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences, University of Yaounde I. He passed away on the 1rst October 2016.

Lake God

Format : 15 x 21
Pages : 207
Parution : 1999
ISBN : 978-2-7235-0500-0

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