DR SINYUY GERALDINE BASED IN CAMEROON WILL BE ONE OF THE KEY SPEAKERS AT OUR VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH

Dr Sinyuy Geraldine based in Cameroon will be one of the Key Speakers for The Virtual Book Launch of My 4th Published book ‘The Good, The Bad and The Naughty’. The Virtual Book launch takes place on Saturday the 26th of February at 8PM UK TIME

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INFORMATION ABOUT DR GERALDINE CAN BE FOUND BELOW

Cameroonian born Dr Sinyuy Geraldine trained as an English Language and Literature in English Teacher in the University of Yaoundé I in Cameroon. She earned her PhD in Commonwealth Literature from the said university in 2018 and currently teaches English Language and Literature in English at Government Bilingual High School, Down Town Bamenda. She is also a book review/contributing editor at WordCity Monthly online magazine and a co-editor/contributing author of the poetry anthology, Poetry in Times of Conflict (2020).  Dr Sinyuy started writing poems in her teens and most of her poems and folktales were read and discussed on the North West Provincial Station of the Cameroon Radio and Television Cooperation Bamenda where she was often a guest writer/speaker for the programme: Literary Workshop (A Programme for Creative Writing and Literary Criticism).

Sinyuy Geraldine has had the following awards; Featured Storyteller on World Pulse Story Awards, May 2017; Prize of Excellence as Best Teacher of the Year in CETIC Bangoulap, Bangangte, 23 October, 2010; Winner of the British Council Essay Writing Competition, Yaoundé, 2007; Winner of Short Story Runner-Up Prize, Literary Workshop: CRTV Bamenda, 1998.

Her publications include: Music in the Wood: and Other Folktales (September 2020), “Stripped” FemAsia: Asian Women’s Journal; “Invisble Barriers: Food Taboos in V. S. Naipaul and Samuel Selvon.” Tabous: Représentations, Functions et Impacts; “Migration related malnutrition among war-instigated refugee children in the northern part of Cameroon.” South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition; “Cultural Translocation in Three  Novels of V. S. Naipaul.” International Journal of English Language, Literature and Humanities. Vol. IV, Issue XII; “Journey without End: A Closer Look at V. S. Naipaul’s Fiction.” International Journal of English Language, Literature and Humanities. Vol. IV, Issue IV; “Which Other Way? Migration and Ways of Seeing in V. S. Naipaul.”  Migration, Culture and Transnational Identities: Critical Essays. Some of her poems are featured on WordCity JournalTime of the Poet RepublicAfrica Writers CaravanFor Creative Girls Magazine; WorldBeyondWaronline Series; and Fired Up Magazine.

 Sinyuy is an advocate for organic gardening and environmental care. She equally runs an online cookery group via WhatsApp where she teaches women how to cook good and healthy food for their families. She is also a lover of photography and spends her spare time taking photos. Besides, she is an entrepreneur and does many little businesses in order to raise money which she can use for her family and also help vulnerable people around her. One of the businesses which Sinyuy does is Proofreading and Copy editing. She edits both academic and non-academic works. She is a volunteer worker at GEH orphanage in Bamenda. Sinyuy is also a talented public speaker. Sinyuy is currently working on her first novel and a poetry book. Gender and the education of the girl child is something that catches Sinyuy’s attention. In 2020 Sinyuy trained a group of women on Portable Organic Gardening and Sustainable Waste Management.  She is currently grooming young poets in her community and has organised a poetry contest in order to encourage these young writers.

 Talking about travels, Sinyuy loves travelling and has visited four countries so far. Covid-19 is one of the reasons for which she has not left her country Cameroon for the last two years. She loves meeting people from different parts of the world and sharing ideas. Music moves her and she is equally a good dancer.

About TONY TOKUNBO ETEKA FERNANDEZ

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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