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Ba'bila Mutia

Ba’bila Mutia is a Cameroonian author, poet, and playwright. He holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Windsor, Canada. His short stories and poetry have been featured in anthologies and reviews worldwide. He is the author of Whose Land? (Longman children’s fiction); “Rain” (short story) in A Window on Africa; “The Miracle” (short story) in The Heinemann Book of Contemporary African Short Stories; “The Spirit Machine” (short story) in The Spirit Machine and Other New Short Stories from Cameroon and Coils of Mortal Flesh(poetry). In 1993, Mutia was a guest of the Berlin Academy of Arts for an international short story reading. In September 2011, Mutia’s play, The Road to Goma, was among six winners of the African Playwriting Project sponsored by the London National Theatre Studio where excerpts of his play were staged by professional actors. He has lived in Lagos and Benin City (Nigeria), Windsor and Halifax (Canada). He currently resides in Yaoundé, Cameroon where he is a lecturer in African literature and creative writing at the Ecole Normale Supérieure.