NAME OF STAFF: FRIDA MENKAN MBUNDA – NEKANG
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BRIEF EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
University of Yaoundé 1 (1989-1992) B.A. English
University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1992 – 1995), M.A. Literature
University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1995 – 2001), Ph.D African Literature ( Oral Literature)
RESEARCH INTEREST AREA
Literatures in English ( African oral and Written Literature
Gender and Literature
Literature and the environment
MASTER DESSERTATIONS SUPERVISED
I have supervised Four MA students:
1.Njoka Divine Ngwang. Njoka. The aesthetic of Incantations in Nkor Tradi-medical Practice 2013
2. Lum Lynda. Folksongs and Commitment: A comparative Study of the Lyrics of Louis Armstrong and Princes Nico Mbarga 2015
3. Blessed Efilo Ngoe (AR13P057). “Negotiating Eco violence and the Politics of Existence in Oroko Oral Narratives”2015.
4. Nfor Neola Nfor (AR12A895) “Imaging the Girl Child in African Children’s Literature.
PhD THESES SUPERVISED:
(2003)Mbunda Frida Menkan ‘Njange Wan: Birth songs of Oku Women of Cameroon.’ In Charles Smith (ed). Africa International Journal, Edition 4.Pp 63-77.
(2005) “The Oral Poet: Entertainer and Educator in Contemporary Cameroonian Society” in E. N. Chia, K.I. Tala and H.K. Jick. Globalisation and the African Experience: Implication for Language Literature and Education. Limbe: Anucam.
… (2008) Nativity SONGS AND Social Concerns : The Case of Oku’ Epasa Moto: A bilingual Journal of Arts. Vol.3 number 2, 2008. Pages10-50.
… (2008) ‘Thematic Concerns in Oku Birth songs’ International Journal of Sustainable Development. Vol.1 Number2 Uyo: Uyo State University. pages 47-67
… (2012)Deconstructing Gender and sexuality for development: The case of Cameroon Literature and Orature. In, African Journal of Humanities and Society: A Multidisciplinary of Humanities and Society. Vol 13, number 1. April, 2012.pages122-139.
…. (2012) ‘Communicative Strategies oral Performance: the Case of Oku’. African Journal of Social Sciences vol.3 number 2 June/July 2012, pages 113-137.
…(2013) ‘[Folklore and the interpretation of History and contemporary Realities: The Case of Oku Oral Narratives’. Research Scholar: An International Refereed e-Journal of Literary Explorations. Vol 1 Issue II May 2013.ISSN 2320-6101.www.researchscholar.co.in, pages 194-206.
…(2014) ‘Female Assertiveness in Oku Birth Song’.Lang Lit: An International Peer Reviewed Open Access Journal Vol I Issue I. ISSN 2349-5189. Pages 44-61.
…(2015) ‘Eco-consciousness in Oku oral Narratives’.Lang Lit: An International Peer Reviewed Open Access Journal Vol II Issue II. ISSN 2349-5189. Pages 181-192.
…(2016) Satirical Lore in Oku. International Journal of Educational Research.Vol4. no 1 ISSN241-5681.www.ijern.com.
… ‘The Supernatural Character in Bole Butake’s And Palm Wine will Flow and Lake God’ accepted for Emerging Perspectives on Cameroon Anglophone Drama. Ed. Rosylne Jua 2016
Mbunda Frida Menkan(2002) Poems in (e.d). Emeka Otagburuagu & F. U. Okoro. Apples of Gold: A pageant of Modern Nigerian Poetry. Nigeria: Rainbow Publisher Ltd.
…..Poems inReflections: An Anthology of New Work by African Women Poets
(editors editors )Anthonia C. Kalu, Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi, and Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka, editors
Mbunda Frida Menkan(2002)Wonder Tales of Oku (Cameroon) and the Aesthetics of Storytelling. Enugu: Keny&Brothers Enterprises
… (2009) Shadows from the Abyss. (a collection of poetry) Bamenda: Langaa Research Publishing,
Sexuality, Money, Power and Occultism: A Review of Nyamnjoh’s Married But Available. http://www.pambazuka.org/.
Frida Menkan Mbunda-Nekang (Ph.D) is a Senior lecturer of African Literature in the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, and University of Buea. She is an experienced teacher who has taught at Kogi state University Ayangba and University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria and was a visiting scholar at the Omar Bungo University, Gabon. Her research interest is literature and cultural propagation and Literature and space. She has published in both national and international journals, has served as acting Head for students’ records and is presently the Head of the Department of English. Frida Mbunda is a devoted teacher and Christian, an actor, a Rotarian and a member of Bruno Groening’s friends for positive Aid to life.