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Mih John Fung

Mih John Fung is a Cameroonian writer and poet. Educated in Cameroon, he graduated from the University of Yaounde I in 1998. John wrote his first poem when he was twenty four. Ruined Palace was published in the anthology, The Silence Within. Another of his poems was published in Song from the Soul, in 2001.
John's first book, Children's Melodies, was first published in 2000 by the AFHEMI Museum and Art Gallery. The 50 page book contains John's poems and is illustrated by Alloysius Fomenky. It is used by many primary schools to teach the English language, as well as to educate children about their culture and responsibilities. His second book, Mastering Poetry Workbook, was published in June 2005.

John is also a curator for the AFHEMI Museum and works as a travel guide for an agency in Yaounde that offers guided tours of Cameroon. John's knowledge of Cameroon's cultural heritage, customs, and storytelling make those tours into a real treat.
John is a prolific, creative writer. His manuscripts include novels like Grass Bird for Supper, The Era is Dead, Abah and the Ancestral Beads, The Will of the Dead, and The Drum Beater. He wrote several plays, including The Plight of a Widow, The Skull of a Mother, Masters in Slave Land, and The Darkest Dawn. While participating in a workshop "Crossing Borders - Creative Writing Project," supervised by Beth Webb of England, John wrote a script for the film, Happy Marriage.

In 2001 two of John's poems, The Ruined Palace and A Note to Vicky, were published in The Silence Within and Letters From The Souls respectively by the International Society of Poets.
Before the September 11 attacks, John wrote the following poem, The Fallen.

John has been interviewed on national television and radio, including the Monday Show and the Literary Workshop. John contributed several articles to periodicals and newspapers, in particular to The Herald and The Post.

John is looking for a new publisher for his work. Please do not hesitate to contact him for more information.

John is also an experienced travel guide and a manager of Global Travel Agency in Yaounde. This is a full service agency that also offers "Africa in Miniature" guided tours of Cameroon. Visitors enjoy the natural beauty of Cameroon, visit many museums, and sample traditional dishes, such as kahtikahti which is corn fufu, roasted chicken, bongchobi, achu, plantains, ndole, kondere, kwakoko, and banga soup known as timanambusa meaning "go and come back" in the Bakweri language of the South West. John will also show places where craft artists make masks, gongs, statues and give an advice about purchasing craft and art objects.
To arrange a tour call (237) 7743 01 20 or visit the Global Travel Agency at Carrefour Biyem-Assi in Yaounde.
For more information send John an e-mail.
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