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When the Plums Are Ripe

Set during the years between the Vichy France defeat and the subsequent resistance led by Charles De Gaulle, Pouka, a Cameroonian poet, tells the story of his country’s forced involvement in WWII. After a French education in the capital city of Yaoundé, Pouka returns home to Nazi occupied Cameroon to bring the gift of poetry to his village much like his idol Théophile Gautier. There he assembles a team of wanna-be poets who,  one-by-one, are called off to fight for Free France.