Newark author weaves riveting story in new novel

NEWARK, Del. — Author Benjamin Zama announces the nationwide release of his new book, “Mama Sango: The Tragic, Untimely, Unnecessary and Preventable Death of a Hard-Working Mother.”

In “Mama Sango,” Zama illustrates how in many parts of the world, especially the developing countries, thousands of preventable deaths occur on a daily basis. In narrating Mama Sango’s tragic, untimely and unnecessary death, Zama deftly intertwines love, marriage, debauchery, hypocrisy, faith, fortitude and reward to address the issues of our time in a more practical and somewhat satirical way.

This fluid and suspenseful novel leaves the reader wanting for more, generating more questions than answers, albeit in a lighthearted manner.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Zama was born and raised in Njong-Santa, Cameroon. Books were his window to the world; and at 18, he began exploring that world by traveling to Lagos, Nigeria, in a fishing canoe. He studied at Accra Polytechnic in Ghana, at Mount Alison University in Canada and at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He now resides in Newark, Delaware, with his family. If he is not busy concocting recipes in his spare time, Zama is busy creating music in his studio.

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