The 1961 Cameroon Plebiscite. Choice or Betrayal
Choice or Betrayal
Publication Year: 2008
Published by: African Books Collective
Shirley Ardener, Dr. Judith Edwards, Dr. Ian Fowler and Marie-Pierre Moine, for invaluable help with editing, and . . .
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 . . .
5. More enlightenment
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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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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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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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Page Count: 160
Illustrations: B/W Illustrations
Publication Year: 2008