Cover

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Title Page

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Copyright Page

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Dedication

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Acknowledgements

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Shirley Ardener, Dr. Judith Edwards, Dr. Ian Fowler and Marie-Pierre Moine, for invaluable help with editing, and . . .

Contents

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Foreword

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pp. ix-xii

My husband, John Percival, was a passionate man, caring deeply about issues big and small. Whether it was his family, his allotment garden or the big socio-political . . .

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Preface

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pp. xiii-xix

In 1960, at the age of 23, I was hired by the Colonial Office and seconded to the United Nations, to preside over the demise of a small part of the British Empire, in the remote . . .

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Introduction

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pp. 1-14

A book like this is ultimately about belonging, its indicators, the various forms it takes in different contexts, its priorities, and how it is renegotiated over . . .

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1. Plebiscite

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pp. 15-27

It all began around the end of the first week in June 1960, shortly after I graduated from Cambridge. I had changed course for my third year and finished up by . . .

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2. Enlightenment

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pp. 28-43

For the first Public Enlightenment Campaign we PSOs had to go ‘on trek’. This phrase simply meant that we would have to walk instead of driving around in . . .

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3. Aghem

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pp. 44-62

On returning to Wum I made my report to the Plebiscite Administrator. Tal was not surprised that politics had come up at my meetings, and took a relaxed view . . .

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4. Registration

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pp. 63-73

All over the territory, 25 other Plebiscite Officers were completing the same tasks at approximately the same time. It must have been around the middle of . . .

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5. More enlightenment

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pp. 74-86

When registration was complete and we Plebiscite Officers had gone through all the hand-written lists and corrected any obvious errors, we all had to take . . .

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6. Revision

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pp. 87-98

Nigel was determined to join me on the hunting expedition, so, early one morning a few days before Christmas, we assembled a large retinue of carriers and . . .

7. Polling day

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pp. 99-103

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Epilogue

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pp. 104-112

Reflecting on his Cameroon experience in retirement, John sought to place it in the context of his later African wanderings, most importantly those entailed in . . .

Appendix 1: The Two Alternatives

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pp. 113-125

Photos

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pp. 126-136

Back Cover

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