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Marlise Bété

Maaga’s Tales [Contes de Maaga]

Attention: +18 yearsA collection of short stories about traditional ways of life in the western region of Cameroon. The text is inspired by childhood stories told by the author’s “grandmothers”, Maaga and Maa Batsè, around the fireside in the evenings during holidays in their villages.Maaga’s Tales is a compilation of seven tales, about the customs of some traditional villages in western Cameroon. The main issues dealt with are wickedness, jealousy, witchcraft(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: Cameroon


Cynthia Voigt

The Tillerman Cycle (Series)

The Tillerman Cycle follows the lives of four siblings – Dicey, James, Maybeth and Sammy Tillerman – abandoned by their parents and in search of a new home. Over the course of seven novels, spanning nearly a decade in the children’s lives, Voigt explores themes of family, home, resilience, and the relationship between individuals and society. Brief summaries of the novels are included below; for more detailed summaries, see the individual entries elsewhere in the OMC survey.Hom(...)

literary

COUNTRY: United States of America


Cynthia Voigt

Tillerman Cycle (Series, Book 7): Seventeen Against the Dealer

The final novel in the Tillerman series, Seventeen Against the Dealer, centres on Dicey, now aged twenty-one. Her brother James and boyfriend Jeff are both away at university, while Dicey has dropped out and started her own boat-building business. Dicey’s dedication and hard work are not enough to counteract a lack of experience or capital. After Jeff breaks up with her, and her grandmother Abigail becomes seriously ill with pneumonia, Dicey’s attention is brought back to h(...)

literary

COUNTRY: United States of America