Protus Tawang Tah
  • 61 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 11, 1956
  • Place of birth:
    Mbengwi, North West, Cameroon
  • Date of passing: Feb 23, 2018
  • Place of passing:
    Bamenda, North West, Cameroon
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4

This memorial website has been created in honor of our beloved husband, father, grand father, mentor, godfather, guadian, teacher, adviser, principal, director, etc. - Tah Protus. He will forever remain in our hearts.

Dear family and friends of Mr. Tah Protus, you have written many wonderful words on Facebook, Whatsapp, etc. about this great man, whom God called home. Those great words will be more preserved in one place on this website in his honor. Please, feel free to post your words of sympathy, encouragement, prayers, tributes and stories about the fallen literary baobab, Mr. Tah Protus, here on this website.

Just scroll to the bottom to light a candle, lay folowers, leave a note, or go to the Story page, to enter your story for this fallen literary Guru. Thank you. God bless you. 



THURSDAY 22nd March 2018

 4:00pm:  Wake keep without corpse at Family Residence, behind former   

                 Bamenda II Council, Ngomgham.

 FRIDAY 23rd March 2018

 10:00am:   Removal of mortal remains from Bamenda Regional Hospital 

                    Mortuary & laying in state at Family Residence, Ngomgham

2:00pm:     Requiem Mass at Catholic Church Ngomgham.

4:00pm:     Departure for Mbengwi

                   Wake keeping without corpse at the Tahs Benjoh compound

SATURDAY 24th March 2018 

 7:00am:    Removal of corpse from Mbengwi Mortuary & laying in state at  

                    Family Residence Njindom

11:00am:   Requiem Mass at Catholic Church Njindom.

12:30pm:   Eulogies, last respects and burial.

1:30pm:    Resfreshments and traditional dances


My Journey Ends Here
My dear Brethrens,

Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow,
But remember me in every tomorrow.
Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles,
I’ve only gone to rest a little while.

Although my leaving causes pain and grief,
my going has eased my hurt,
and given me relief.

So dry your eyes and remember me,
not as I am now, but as I used to be.
Because, I will remember you all,
and look on with a smile.
Understand in your hearts,
I’ve only gone to rest a little while.

As long as I have the love of each of you,
I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.
Be strong and smile, for you will see me in a while....

ADIEU For Now.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Amungwa Athanasius Nche on 20th March 2018

Great loss for me to hear you have passed on, however to greater glory.
When I remember your writings, they will always stimutate, and they stimulated me, to put my nose to my pen and my face on my scroll and tr out my own wrtie-ups. I remember vividly your roles when our Palace Productions Association was booming in the late eightiws. Now in our circle in the Anglophone Cameroon Writers Association, your vibrant corner will go dormant, meaning we miss you dearly.
My Brother, you live!! you live!!  you live!! for living is not only physical; it is metaphysical, cosmic, spiritual and that which we also cannot understand. As you have said, you live still.
I can only now say in a LOUD VOICE, lead the light on Great Writer as we wade behind you, very sure to reach where you are now.

This tribute was added by Kayla Heard on 19th March 2018

"I am so sorry for your loss looking at the pictures and reading everyone’s words you can definitely tell Mr.Tah was loved.Revelation 21:3,4 reminds us that God will bless us with a life of no more death or sorrow and a life full of joy and no pain.You will also be  able to see your loved one again according to

Acts 24:15 where it’s aays And  I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.

What a beautiful future we have in store for our loved ones we have lost a Ressurrection here on earth and this will be done a government that will never be destroyed God’s Kingdom!! To learn more about that Kingdom please visit and type in What is God’s kingdom?"

This tribute was added by Rev.Cyprian Uche Idoko on 19th March 2018

The Scripture offers us the assurance of Faith, hope and consolation, that Christ, the hope of all who have faith, calls those who leave this world, not the dead but those who are asleep. “He says, Lazarus, our friend is asleep. Though Jesus put it plainly. Lazarus is dead. Martha said to Jesus,  ‘if you had been here, my  brother would not have died. But I know that, even now whatever you ask of God. He will grant you. “Your brother, said Jesus to her, will rise again. “Martha said, ‘ I known he will rise again at the resurrection on the last day”, Jesus said: I am the resuration. If anyone believes in me, even though is dies he will live, and whoever believe and believes in me will never dies. Do you believe this?.Lk.11:11-26).  Yes, we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and that it will be the same for those who died in Jesus; God will bring them with him. 1 These.4:14).
    Faith makes us taste in advance the light of the beatific vision, the goal of our journey here below. Then we shall see God “face to face” as he is. So faith is the beginning of eternal life.(CCC 163)
Beloved Tah Protus, these Hope has been our aims and objectives of joining the Maryvale Institute: High Institute of Religious Science, for formation of a solid foundation in Catholic faith; personal growth in faith and Spiritual life, prayer and Catechesis. You have been a good formator,a teacher and a humble devout servant and outstanding messenger of the faith in action.  We love you and miss you. Death is an inevitable disease that  cannot be healed but leads us to the glorious transition of our home land. And that is the reason we must say with Job: The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away, Blessed be the name of the Lord. Farewell !! Protus. Eternal rest grant to him o Lord and let the perpetual light shine on upon him (3*)
Rev. Br. Cyprian Uche Idoko. On behalf of St. Luke 14 Batch:  Maryvale  Institute of the Archdiocese of Bamenda.     22And March 2018"

This tribute was added by Acha Daniel Aghem on 16th March 2018

"My dear friend and brother, I  came in contact with your books even before I knew you in person. When I knew you, I discovered that we had many things in common. Like you, I was born in 1956,you in September and I in January. Like you I was orphaned at an early age, you your mom and I,my dad. Like you, I served in Andek, you the Principal and I the Vice Principal. We became friends which is often unusual. You trained me to be the successful Principal that I became. We shared a lot of humour especially because as students of Letters we took a lot of interest in words and expressions in English and French. When I travelled abroad you passed often to check on my family. When I returned you drove down to Douala to pick me up. We kept in touch on a regular basis and then you became sick. What happened?  It is  normal to be sick, it is also normal to die. My worry is the  timing. As retired people we planned to travel and discover other places and enjoy the  freedom that accompanies the end of our  career, but  God planned things differently. I miss you and I am sure you miss me too. You impacted very many lives in Cameroon and beyond. Your name was a household name and many students used to ask, "have you seen my  Tah Protus? " when referring to one or the other of your books. You worked so hard that you did not even have time to socialize. You were able to combine School Administration, farming, producing school magazines, writing books for slow learners and for the Cameroon GCE program, and still found time to work for a Masters  and a PHD. That was  really over bearing but you left a legacy that in modern times and for long will be unrivalled. You are dead, I am still to die,so what's the difference if you  leave on Monday and I on Friday? You are having a perfect rest since February 23rd but many times I  do not have enough sleep. I still need to work and eat in order to live. Since we are  still friends, reserve a good seat for me or is it a  bench or a bed? I  shall discover when I join you. That is what gives me courage and hope. Adieu dear friend and brother. Acha Aghem Daniel"

This tribute was added by Tifuh Estelle on 15th March 2018

"Hey daddy
My heart is hurting can't still  believe. Didn't even see you go. You that used to comfort me by your simple presence. I remember you at my fathers burial... You didn't have to say a word just your presence made me know I had to wipe my tears cos I had another dad. Now that you too are gone. Gone without seeing your namesake. You said you wanted to recover before meeting him... Oh daddy. Where are you??? God knows best. Rest well daddy. Now you feel no more pain, nor sorrow. You will remain forever in our hearts daddy.
Love you forever"

This tribute was added by Elizo Enci on 15th March 2018

"Recollection by Tah Protus

One thing I know will be true is that after I die, my spirit shall be able to see all who know about my death and come or do not come to my funeral. I shall see with pity those who shall be lamenting for sincerely missing me. I shall see those who celebrate that at last their rival is gone. I shall see my debtors or creditors celebrating or regretting my demise. My spirit shall be able hear all that these people say about me. My spirit shall be able to know all that goes on in people’s minds while they are around me or away from me. In all this I shall judge no one for I shall not have the power to, having returned, I pray, to my creator’s bosom."

This tribute was added by Angu Bernard on 13th March 2018

"Its really feels like an "Ordeal Of The Eighth Day"  

You were not only my teacher,  my mentor, and my inspiration as a stage actor,
but above all you were my friend.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

Adios ---FARE WELL,"

This tribute was added by jules fonane KEMBAN on 8th March 2018

"My dear uncle, thank you for being a brilliant artist, a smart writer, an excellent teacher and a wonderful father. How you influenced the academic success of many of us is extraordinary.

You leave us with so much to reflect about but we thank God for the time you spent with us. Travel well and extend our regards especially to Grand Frere and Lolo!


"Don't spend your life dealing with issues which are irrelevant and unimportant. Stop making life unnecessarily complicated ... the time to go home is always around the corner..." unknown"

This tribute was added by Mirabel Nguti on 5th March 2018

"The sun has set, but there's still hope for another new day.
Goodbye!! Goodbye Daddy!!.
You've gone to rest in the blossom of the Lord, but from the East to the West, from the North to the South the stars are dancing because you will live forever.
An Oracle of Success, a mighty wing of knowledge and of supernatural wisdom, you still live.
You live in every print you've dropped on a sheet of paper, you live in books  and in literature.
You will live forever in our smiles, laughter and in our success.
You will live each time we pass an examination, get a promotion, learn a new word and write a beautiful story.
You will live forever.
Rest well!! Rest well Daddy!!
. Rest in Perfect Peace"

This tribute was added by Vanessa Ageh on 5th March 2018

"Its so Sad to talk about you in  past  tense.  I never loved litreature bc it was so broad but i came to know you because you made it so easy for people like us.  All the summaries you made and simplified tenses used made me excell. You are gone but you leave a mark I  life hearts.  Love you Sir but  God loves you more."

This tribute was added by Ngum Shella on 5th March 2018

"Words alone can't explain how I feel inside,  you were my teacher, principal, mentor, adviser,  rebucker, my were a filmmaker,(Beyond Repair) After shooting( Beyond Repair ), you've gone beyond repair, beyond the rivers, seas and oceans, beyond the stars the moon and the sky, you broke the triangular relationship between man. Nature and God and you're sited among the Angel of God. You've left this world of pains, agorny, corruption, jeloursy, hâte to thé world void of these ills.

      Daddy we deeply miss you. Who will write and tell us short stories about the falk tail, "The Cat and the Rat," "It's Right Here" "Akwi and  Bih"etc. However works and Memories still live in us. You're were a home builders, a career builder a Nation builder. You didn't give people fish but rather taught them how to cash it. You pushed people to the top via hard work. You were multi-talented with a great sense of made me who I am today through hard work and advices. Once again thank you Daddy.
       I will not say RIP because I know you're only sleeping. We love you dearly."

This tribute was added by Awaoma Abiambi on 4th March 2018

"Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond . In life we know that none of us will live forever. Someday our loved ones & friends will pass. No matter how hard we may try, it is never easy to say goodbye. In heaven you are looking down on all of us, keeping us safe and guiding us through life, we will always miss you. Because someone we love is in heaven...we feel a bit of heaven in our home. Rest In Peace Daddy."

This tribute was added by Aminou Rempopo on 4th March 2018

"You've earned your place in heaven,
After all that you've been through
I wish I could have helped you
But there was nothing I could do
Peacefully sleeping now out of pain.
No one will wake you up to suffer again."

This tribute was added by Elizo Enci on 2nd March 2018

You and I will meet again when we’re least expecting it.
One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face.
I won’t say goodbye Daddy, for you and I will meet again.
Life and destiny can steal my best people away from me
but nothing can take away the precious memories.
Let me try to make this easier than saying goodbye
Alhadji, HELLO in advance, as I await our next meeting.
Journey well."

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