Southern West Cameroon Revisited Volume Two
North-South West Nexus 1858-1972
Publication Year: 2014
Published by: African Books Collective
Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, About this Book, Praise, About the Author
Preface - Historiography and Truth
As I read in the post script of this work “Isolated facts in history make no sense. They must be seen in the context of place, time and circumstance.” I understand from this that there is a certain unity in history or that all history constitutes a whole. This brings to mind an important statement of the Second Vatican Council on the subject....
This book has been realized with noteworthy contributions from several institutions and individuals. Among these, are public archives including: the Buea National Archives, (NAB) the Bamenda Regional Archives (BRA) and the St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary (STAMS), Bambui, library and archives. Further to these, I was...
Lists of Photographs & Maps
Chapter 1 - Independence and Reunification: An Analysis of Basic Issues
Southern West Cameroon Revisited, is a series comprising two volumes with a central theme hinged on its historical, geographical, socioeconomic, cultural and political evolution, re-examined in commemoration of the Golden Jubilee or Fiftieth Anniversary celebrations. However, while Volume One tackles generic questions on...
Chapter 2 - Natural Blend: Grassland, Forest and Coast
Southern Cameroonian roots are firm both adventurous, spreading far and wide, as well as, radical, penetrating deep down to the rocks. Thus, the geographical blending of grassland, forest and coast like in the principle of the “Repulsion of like charges” inextricably complement each other - bonding them not necessarily because they are similar, but...
Chapter 3 - North and South West: Factors in Reunification
The strength of the nation at large depends on the coherence of the individual families, ethnic groups and larger units that constitute it. And, since much of the art of nation building from disparate polities is done by using the rear mirror of history to chart the way forward, the examples of the rise and decline of old nations and states is usually...
Chapter 4 - Southern Cameroons: Political Maturity
This chapter, elaborately, and in comparative terms demonstrates using various parameters, the extent to which Southern Cameroons up to the mid-1960s, had extensively developed an evolved, mature, political culture. It was remarkably led by a range of: simple, visionary, austere, honest, peace-loving and realistic leaders almost without exception ...
Chapter 5 - President Ahidjo: Alpha And Omega
In profile, President Ahmadou Ahidjo was immensely a larger than life French colonial creation intended to serve their primordial objectives in subjugating the Trust Territory of French Cameroon to the policy of assimilation. Initially, he was used as a surrogate to replace Andre Marie Mbida, the first French Cameroun Prime Minister, who had...
Let me start this postscript with a quote from: God’s Little Devotional
Book for Graduates.
When Honorius was Emperor of Rome, the great Coliseum was often filled to overflowing with spectators who came from far and wide to watch the state-sponsored games. Part of the sport venue consisted of human beings doing battle with wild beasts or...
Historiography - A Brief Note about History
History is written following set principles defined by “It is History and not the Historians that Society Requires” (Marwick) and not merely the presentation of a catalogue of facts. Isolated facts in history make no sense. They must be seen in the context of place, time and circumstance. That is why similar facts and events occurring or...
Professor Victor Ngoh epitomizes history, history of Cameroon, and especially the history of sentiments that are goading Cameroon’s English population. In featuring an exclusive interview with this unassuming but well-versed intellectual, we would be attempting to find answers to the numerous “why” that has cast doubts on the honesty of...
Page Count: 276
Publication Year: 2014
OCLC Number: 880369363
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