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Joseph Anchangnayuoh Ngongwikuo releases ‘The Taboo Promise’

Novel follows story of interracial romance between African boy, American girl
ELKRIDGE, Md. – His observations about interracial romance between Africans from countries like Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, and Caucasian American young women inspired the late Joseph Anchangnayuoh Ngongwikuo to write “The Taboo Promise,” (published by iUniverse) a compelling novel that shows how two young lovers can overcome racism and cultural differences to integrate two families.
On a quest to pursue further studies, Samuel Kumato, a respectable son from Molumbu village in Cameroon, wins a Fulbright scholarship to study at the University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale in the United States. Abroad and away from his Bantu village, Kumato becomes torn between respecting the tradition of his people and adhering to the emotional turmoil that grips him. He meets and falls passionately in love with Susan, a beautiful blonde, white American girl. Will Kumato forfeit on a promise that he will only marry an African girl from Molumbu village?
“This book will appeal to readers because of its captivating narrative about interracial romance between an African young man from the Bantu tribe and a young American blonde girl originally from Washington D.C.,” Ngongwikuo says. “From the 1970s to the 2000s, interracial marriages between white Caucasian women and African men have increasingly become more acceptable.”
“The Taboo Promise” serves as a tribute to White and Black America. It will remind readers that true love knows no racial boundaries.
“The Taboo Promise”
By Joseph Anchangnayuoh Ngongwikuo
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 264 pages | ISBN 9781532005367
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 264 pages | ISBN 9781532005350
E-Book | 264 pages | ISBN 9781532005374
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Joseph Anchangnayuoh Ngongwikuo earned a PhD. in linguistics from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He returned to Cameroon in 1981 and throughout the years, served in a variety of positions, including technical adviser to the prime minister. Ngongwikuo died in 1996. He is survived by his wife Juliana Anchang, eight children, and many grandchildren.
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