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Solomon Amabo

a very creative person.what i keep wondering is where BB draws his lucid titles for his poems, essays and plays.for example 'their champagne party will end,' Before a Cameroonian Rwanda,' or even Chage Waka...
Not only creative but a good historian.BB takes us memory lane in the days of Night Soil Men in Cameroon.has done a lot just like the Ngugis,Mongo Betis,Chinua Achebe to preserve the African Culture,and protect the rights of the suffering African people.BB is one of Africa's priest-doctcrs.
a model for many of today's youth,a great intellectual achievement.my encouragements for BB's works in progress.what i have learnt agian from BB is that,life is not how long you live,not how much is in have your bank account,but how well you live,what contributions have we made to the development of our society.

Kelvin Ngong Toh

Bate Besong is one of those rare Cameroonian poets and playwrights who knows how to blend aesthetics and message. In fact what is interesting about him is that he dwells more on orature and the bible to pass out what has been term grim and raw satire of Post-independence Cameroon.

Chief Fonkem Achankeng I

Dear Dr. Besong

Just as impressive as I expected it would be. Detailed, focused and very well put together.

Thank you for suggesting that I take a look at this website. Remember you must keep working hard as we have done since our undergraduate days. Those who know and recognize your worth know it. Also know that some people emerged and lived in the wrong societies or in the right societies at the wrong time. You well know about Chief Obafemi Awolowo (late) and Mr. Manfred N. F Ashu (also late). My guess is that they are there because they have the obligation to work for change. You, Bate Besong are one of these visionary leaders whose voices cannot be in sympathetic vibration with the major channels of history, culture and power in their respective societies. And that is why you and others like you are leaders!

HRH Chief Fonkem Achankeng I

yimbu emmanuel nchia

the worst thing that can ever happen to a cameroonian student of english expression is not to read the works of bate besong.bate besongs works do not only x-ray the numerous problems that characterised post-independent cameoon,his works does not only traced where the rains started beating us but go a long way to call the entire society to order.bate besong,like ngugi, soyinka,achebe amongst many others seem to be those who think that the problems of post-independence africa is that of leadership.all i can wish bb is progress.

Takha Eyenni Nelson,745.85.69

A SCHOLAR OF OUR TIME, A MODERN SCHOLAR, "B.B".

ojong elias ashu

B.B THE ACADEMIC IROKO,THE TOURCH OF FREEDOM!
I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST THAT LIFE BRINGS.
ASHU,CHINA.

Olalekan Adeniyi

Please how can one get sited in the Africa Who's Who
thanks

Dr Wilson Eseme

Dr. Bate Besong did not invent himself. The Cameroonian political or social climate did not reveal him either. This guy was simply born with "it". I still remember as a school boy in Bilingual Grammar School Buea when my class was assigned this rather strange looking and blunt talking fellow to teach us English Language. I could see even then that he was not cut out for basic stuff. This was a first rate genius loitering in the campus of a secondary school. Unfortunately it took the powers that be too long to honor his talents which are for the most I think in born. If a 15 yr old could detect talent, surely the guys running the university system could too. The truth is they did but were too afraid or should I say cowardly to bow. Don't ask BB how he does his works, I am sure he doesn't know too. He is just an instrument through which literary ingenuity flows. Every once in a lifetime someone is honored with the presence of a king. For me and my class mates (I am sure all will agree)those late afternoons we sometimes spent talking about "non academic" things proved to be more educative than formal lessons!
Lead on Sir, lead on!

Dove

Very refreshing to find something so inspiring about Cameroon. Keep it BURNING, BB.Thanks.

Atangana

Dear Doctor.
We wish to read your article titled:"L`Ecrivain est mort;Alas,Poor Ferdinand(Son Excellence)Leopold Oyono".Indeed,it is not active in the list containing your bibliographies.Your ENGLISH 208 students really wish that you will make that article available for them.Thank you in advance.Yours respectfully.

Che Ndipewah

Dr Bate Besong is a writer with a vision.Though many readers finds it difficult to understand his plays,iam well impressed with his writings.His plays provoke thought,his plays agitates,when i read his plays i just feel like taking up arms to attack the government,iam inspired by his writings.He strongly uphold the ideals of a writer with a vision.According to BB a writer most have a vision,he most be able to expose the ills of his society,thereby changing that society for the betterment of her citizens and Cameroon is such a Society as we see in Dr John Nkengasongs Across the Mongolo,Black Caps and Red Feathers,The Widows Myth and many other critical essays.If the Cameroonian masses can read in between the lines i believe BB is not doing bad to change his society thereby young writers like me and many others coming up will emulate their examples and we shall use them as a yard stick to measure our own lives.
Che Ndipewah(University of Yaounde 1)

Tabe-Ojong martin

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Agborball Nkongho

Kudos to the writer as a political tiger/obasijom warrior. You are a genuine intellectual and one of the finest and committed scholars I have ever known in my life. You are a literary genius; teacher, philosopher and social critique. You are an inspiration to the younger generation.
Keep up the good work and keep the literary flame burning.

John Awunganyi

About 5 months ago a friend introduced me to the works of Professor Besong. As I read his essays I find his approach very innovative, clear and compelling. As a student of mathematics, I find as I read his works that very little concentration is needed to appreciate the beautiful ideas in them and every paragraph is a pleasure to read. Readers of all persuasions will undoubtedly find something exciting in each of his works. Go ahead enjoy, bon appetite!

Tabe Samuel

I sincerely do not know how to address you. The Doctor or Professor prefixes are not decent enough.
Let me just join the chorus to call you BB. I know you don’t fret about prefixes. You are a pedagogic celebrity. An intellectual icon, the hub of acumen in a despondent political regime. That’s my radical view.
I have no problem with your choice of words. People who say your writing is on the doorsills of verbal disorder are entitled to their opinion as I am to mind. I think you are full of words and they are inevitably bursting out the seams of truth.
Go ahead BB you are not a shoddy scholar.
God bless you.
Samuel Taberem - London.

Takha Eyenni Nelson

Why this tragic event?
why should the cool hands of death arrest our learned B.B so soon?
Why why why why?
after launching another heroic piece of work in Buea...the sad n unexpected decided to manifest.Dr.Bate Besong was caught this morning in an accident along the Douala Yaounde high way. together with some other learned friends, they lost their lives.

what a tragic even.
we pray the Holy Spirit to console the entire family.may his name be found in the Lamb's book of life...i extend my condolence and "ASHIA" to the family of B.b and to the family of the other colleaques who passed away during the accident.

peace,perfect peace...
till we all join you someday in paradise...
may peace n consolation reign in our hearts

Musongong Luke

BB is dead! Yes, unbelievable but true. The talkative zombie has left the scene. His last Act in this scene ended with "DISGRACE". But BB was not a disgrace. He only passed to us a message. BB stood to remind those who walk about with empty intellectual jackets making unuseful noise for political gains to judge their consciences. BB kept crying out to intellectuals to die on the battlefield of intellectual pursuit. He simply followed his preaching from which many should learn.
ADIUE BB

ndakwe ndakwe bandollo

dr bb was a literary colosus of a rare specie in the land he once regreted being born into,he toiled,laboured for the course of freeom of thought and speech.he was indefatigueable in what he believed in.
to me he has no replacement like the bob marley the kwame nkrumah.i was with him on monday tuesday and the evening of the launching of DISGRACED
HE WAS A REGULAR PARTICIPANT WITH DR HILARIUS AMBE ON MCFM PROGRAMME TITLED COGITO PRESENTED AND PRODUCED BY PHILO METUGE.I ADMIRED HIS COURAGE AND VISION FOR ANGLOPHONES AND CAMEROON.
ONETHING I AM SURE IS THIS THAT DR BB,S PLACE IS IN HEAVEN I CAN ASSURE ALL THOSE WHO HATED HIM FOR HIS TRUTH ABOUT IT
BB WAS A MAN WHOSE INTETIONS FOR CAMEROON AND ANGLOPHONES WERE PURE BUT WAS OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD AND PERSECUTED FOR HIS BELIVE TILL THE LAST DAYS ON EARTH.
GOD BLESS DR BB

canisia ndifor

'LIFE'S BUT A WALKING SHADOW; A POOR PLAYER? THAT STRUTS AND FRETS HIS HOUR UPON THE STAGE, AND IS HEARD NO MORE' BB IS GONE. LOSS IS LIFE'S NON NEGOTIABLE SIDE.IT IS THE TIME WHEN WE LEARN, UNCONDITIONALLY, THAT WE ARE POWERLESS OVER THINGS WE THOUGHT WE HAD A GRIP ON. BUT IT DOESN'T STOP THERE, BECAUSE EVERY ENDING BRINGS A NEW BEGINNING. THANK'S FOR ALL THE KNOWLEDGE YOU SHARED WITH US. REST IN PEACE

Larry Tansinda

Dr. Bate Besong was an example of true inspiration to many. As a teacher, he added a new found freedom and mental stimulation in the minds of young people who are often sheltered with despair; he was also a friend regardless of his beliefs or values.
BB, you will be greatly missed and thank Goodness you started a change process that will be continued especially if we aspire to ever make our world a better place than we found it.....

Antique

Hi. It is pleasant here very much to me. I shall advise to the friends. I am sorry for my English. I only learn this language and me while difficultly to communicate.
Thanks to you.

enyihe elvis


I am very pleased with the way inwhich many great Cameroonian writers and poets are verse with literature and the representation of the society through their works.I am particularly attached to the writings of late BB whose works eventhough the language is and impediment to understanding,are a satire of the society and another way, a strife for nation building.
As a writer and critic,you must always expose what is wrong and derogative and preach change .BB just like Nkemngong euphemisticly present the cameroonian society pregnant with alot of wrongs which need to be addressed.I encourage many other writers to follow in this trend inorder build this nation by exposing it.

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 Rudolf, A

I admired Dr.Bate Besong's courage and creativity. I liked the biting humour in his almost all-the-time pessimistic plays.As his student, I particularly liked his lust for big words and his emphatic magnification of small ones. However, I think time has come for one us to look at a country where one can survive all the tyranny and corruption not by violence, but by self reliance, fortitude and faith in God.That is not to say one should hide the truth NB!

NDI ROLAND AKOH

BB
U WERE THE FOUNDATION AND COMMON DENOMINATOR 2 ALL THE INSPIRATIONS I HAVE EVER HAD AS AS A SCHOLAR.IN FACT U WERE AMONGST ONE OF THE LITERARY BAOBAB THAT CAMEROON HAS EVER HAD SINCE YOUR BRAIN WAS PREGNANT WITH AN AWALANCHE OF LITERARY INDOMITABILITY. WHY DID U HAVE 2 CONQUER LIFE IN SUCH AN CLOUDY MANNER?. SINCE THE SUN INEXORABLY RISES AND SETS, I WANT 2 SAY THE SUN HAS SET 4 BB 4 THE VERY LAST TIME. ADIEU BB

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