Serge Ngouffo is a filmmaker, actor, and producer who lives in Cameroon. He splits his time between the three towns of Bamenda, Buea, and Yaoundé. Ngouffo is linked to Khaliland. In 2007 he coproduced the Nollywood film “The Blues Kingdom”. In his forthcoming contribution to “Crossing Boundaries of Doubt” he wants to offer insight into the role that Pidgin English plays as a common language for young people in sub-Saharan Africa, with Cameroon cited as an example. Pidgin English language, poetry and musical lyrics has the potential to cross the linguistic boundaries of the former colonial languages of French and English, which divide Cameroon and set up social hierarchies. Even being an old West African trade language and also being linked to colonialism and slavery, Pidgin today seems to open a space for a new imagination of identity and identification for a whole generation.
His planned contribution to crossing-boundaries-of-doubt.net: