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    Kefen Budji

ISBN: 9781942876021

Boundless

by: Kefen Budji

When strangers invade her village in 1910, young princess Samarah’s knowledge of English unwittingly contributes to her capture. Forced into a life of servitude on a plantation far removed from her homeland, Samarah struggles with losing the life and people she had known and loved. Her mother and Bintum – her childhood love who seeks and reunites with her at the plantation- offer a sense of the familiar until tragedy strikes leaving Samarah alone and angry. As the son of Samarah’s employer, Mayne Patterson represents all that has caused pain, misery and uncertainty in Samarah’s life. Mayne is in love with Samarah and will do everything he can to get her. Can Samarah overcome all the hurt and misgivings to see Mayne for who he is and not what he embodies? Torn between the love to whom she is betrothed and her growing attraction to Mayne, Samarah must decide between her heart’s desires and her obligations to her homeland. This debut historical fiction is at once a story of love and identity as it is a portrait of aspects of colonial rule in Africa.

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Overview

When strangers invade her village in 1910, young princess Samarah’s knowledge of English unwittingly contributes to her capture. Forced into a life of servitude on a plantation far removed from her homeland, Samarah struggles with losing the life and people she had known and loved. Her mother and Bintum – her childhood love who seeks and reunites with her at the plantation- offer a sense of the familiar until tragedy strikes leaving Samarah alone and angry. As the son of Samarah’s employer, Mayne Patterson represents all that has caused pain, misery and uncertainty in Samarah’s life. Mayne is in love with Samarah and will do everything he can to get her. Can Samarah overcome all the hurt and misgivings to see Mayne for who he is and not what he embodies? Torn between the love to whom she is betrothed and her growing attraction to Mayne, Samarah must decide between her heart’s desires and her obligations to her homeland. This debut historical fiction is at once a story of love and identity as it is a portrait of aspects of colonial rule in Africa.

Praise for “Boundless”

“…In a rather dramatic twist, Kefen’s novel presents a romantic come together of sorts. Unlike Yenla, Samarah is not shy enough to resist sharing her feelings with Mayne Patterson, though she harbours a seething resentment towards the colonial system. A system that punishes anyone who tries to break away from their control. Her tongue is acerbic and her anger fiery when she misses her beloved Bintum.”

-Mokom Muluh, Literary Critic

Details

ISBN: 9781942876021
SKU: B201504KBPB
Publisher: Spears Media Press
Publish Date: 2015
Page Count: 254

Meet the Author
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Kefen Budji is a freelance writer, poet, teacher and storyteller from Bamenda, Cameroon. Her creative works have been published in 100% Youths! and other national magazines. She holds a BA in English and a diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication and most recently, a Masters in Anthropology from the Catholic University of Cameroon. When she is not teaching English and Literature to secondary school students, she volunteers as a counsellor to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and reproductive health among youth in her community. She enjoys listening to music, dancing, reading, acting, and documentary film-making. Boundless is her début novel.

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