Born near Bafaka Balue in the Ndian Division of Cameroon, Blessed E. Ngoe is the author of Walls to Bridges, a novel, and The Sinking Ship: A Critical Analysis of Multiculturalism in Postcolonial Cameroon, a treatise that critiques Cameroonian literature of the postcolonial era.
Early Life and Education
The tenth child of school teacher Michael Noto Ngoe and Councilwoman Agatha Nandoa Itoe epouse Ngoe, Blessed Ngoe was born in Kumbe Balue, a village near his hometown of Bafaka Balue in the Rumpi Hills of Southwest Cameroon. Graduating from Government primary School Bafaka Balue in 2002, Blessed received his GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level certificates from Government Bilingual High School Ekondo Titi where he graduated as best student in 2009. He then studied Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Buea between 2009 and 2012. He also received a Master of Arts from the same university in 2015 before moving to New Mexico State University, USA to receive another M.A. in Communication, minoring in National Security. He currently studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder for a doctoral degree in Communication.
Interests and Career
Blessed has expressed interest in political and environmental discourse, focusing on how places influence and are influenced by human political, economic, and cultural practices. Blessed believes that places are living beings with whom we interact, rather than act upon.
In 2017, Blessed published his treatise on the political life of his country, Cameroon through literary criticism. His novel, Walls to Bridges, was published in 2019 after Blessed went through a profound transformative moment as a foreign student in the United States.
Blessed is also a poet, singer and songwriter. His songs have been recorded by artists like Obase Aboli. He enjoys teaching, writing, and being in nature.
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