By Peter Ateh-Afac Fossungu
This ebook bargains with love, marriage/family, and witchcraft concerns yet its imperative query is still that of even if love with no realizing is love. Tackling love from a lot broader and interdisciplinary angles than simply the love-making that almost all love tales frequently specialise in, it advances the duo of affection and realizing because the starting place of any profitable marriage/family. even supposing Momany is blessed with frequently simply discovering this infrequent duo, the tensions of belonging in Cameroon were consistent and chronic demanding situations. The ebook uniquely increases and brings new and ground-breaking views on its subject-matters, evidently leaving many social scientists with a lot to do extra study on.
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This one in SHS Fiango was then utterly new to him. Rita’s massa or husband then became his other name; and not even being in her mother’s classroom (in class four) provided any deterrence to Rita’s amorous comportment in class and school. Like Annastasia, lovoldism was Rita’s watchword, not janodilism nor annaspectism (both terms being different forms of one-way parent or sibling respect). Momany had quickly understood from day one that Rita, contrary to the general trend then, was not a “spoiled child” but someone who, unlike most of them in the school and environment, had the rare opportunity of being brought up in a home where fear for parents and elder siblings/acquaintances was not the rule.
I theorize as such because I fondly remember Momany talking about Stella, a Victoria virgin he had met after Charlotte, demanding that he should get up because he had ‘urinated’ in her and how his mind immediately flashed back to Charlotte with whom he first had that “urinating” sensation. ” I could not help him with his query but the experts are here and perhaps could; meanwhile, it interesting that both Charlotte and Annastasia were out-of-school loves. Back to the school arena and looking back, I am inclined to think Alice’s comportment was a blessing in disguise to Momany – would she have synchronized with him like Rita at that critical passing-tocollege year?
In this respect Anna appears to score a big goal over Rita and others for being the first in having the full package from day one. E. Advanced Level before the usual time and only discussed it with Anna, she was not simply excited and encouraging. She also firmly assured her lover and husband-to-be, who she preferred calling otherwise than Momany: “Piero, I know very well that, with my love wrapped around you as it is, there is nothing you cannot successfully do. ” What else would you demand of a person you are so deeply in love with?