Grounded in the rich, Central African tradition and oral history of Mvett Ekang, Claire Ekang: Fight or Disappear cleverly blurs the line between fiction and non-fiction. Its heroine Claire and her lifelong friend Iris are raised in the secret society of the powerful women of Mikouss. Their elders in this society have fought through centuries, leading the struggle for the control and containment of evil. With the extraordinary, mystical powers accorded her as a member of Mikouss, Claire, with the counsel of her keenly observant friend, takes on nothing less than ridding society of evil and creating a new social system with equality for women at its core. A mesmerizing fusion of magical myth and passionate social commentary, Claire Ekang: Fight or Disappear is a call to arms and a global shout of hope for the dawn of a new beginning....
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About the Author
From the Central African country of Gabon, author Zouga Oyono's parents often shared with her the rich oral tradition of Mvett Ekang; fantastic histories of invincible people who never died, because they had discovered the secret of immortality. In time she came to realize that through these epic Mvett stories, she had been given the tools to navigate through life. An award-winning poet, Zouga has also published a book of her poems, The Promise. She lives with her children in Houston, Texas....