Akoma Mba

Akoma Mba- Fang (Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon)

The hero of an epic of the Fang that is an example of an enfant-terrible tale—a classification of stories about fabulous children with extraordinary powers. After Akoma Mba was miraculously born, he became a danger to his family because of his unpredictable behavior. He became a well-known warrior who went to war against and conquered various peoples. Eventually he became the ruler of the Ekang people.

Taken from African Mythology A to Z – Library Binding – May 1, 2010- Second Edition – Written by Patricia Ann Lynch (Author), Jeremy Roberts Dr (Editor) – Copyright © 2004, 2010 by Patricia Ann Lynch