The Anglophone Cameroon Predicament
Publication Year: 2011
Published by: African Books Collective
Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, About this Book
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List of Figures
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During the course of the research on which this book is based I became indebted to so many people that I could not possibly mention all of them here. However, I do remain eternally grateful for their assistance and support. During my fieldwork in Cameroon, I received ...
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Regime members and organic scholars tended to be quite optimistic about the integration of the Anglophone minority into the Francophone-dominated post-colonial state in Cameroon. For instance, in his book The One and Indivisible Cameroon published in 1981, an Anglophone scholar, John W. Forje, ...
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This book emerged largely out of my dissertation and based mainly on my research in the early 1990s on the Anglophone predicament in Cameroon. In revising and preparing the manuscript for publication what was most striking is how little has changed since the initial research was carried out. If anything, ...
Chapter One - General Introduction
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It is very difficult to comprehend events in contemporary Africa without going back to her colonial experience. This applies as well to Cameroon’s triple colonial experience2 that has come to have a great bearing and influence in shaping events at the advent of independence and thereafter. Cameroon, with its ...
Chapter Two - Colonialism and the Development of Modern Political Institutions in the Cameroons
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The key to the understanding of contemporary politics in the Cameroons lies in the proper grasp of its colonial history and its extra-ordinarily rich cultural, ethnic, economic and political diversity. The Federal Republic of Cameroon came into being in 1961 as the first “bilingual” federation in ...
Chapter Three - The Impact of Reunification on West Cameroon
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Before we examine the various facets of reunification as it came to be applied, it is important to analyse Franco-Cameroon relations as they have at times been fundamental in determining internal policies. In Chapter Two, we saw how French colonial policy came to influence the outlook of the ...
Chapter Four - The Failure of National Integration: An Analysis of the Biya Regime, 1982-1993
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Biya’s succession to Ahidjo followed Ahidjo’s plan. In 1977, he had caused the constitution to be amended, making the Prime Minister the constitutional successor to the President. However, soon after the November 1982 peaceful transfer of power to Biya by Ahidjo, relations between the two ...
Chapter Five - Summary and Conclusion
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Chapter One, examined the role of the various forces that came to be determining factors in the politics of contemporary Cameroon. The plight of Anglophone Cameroon as a minority in the Republic of Cameroon has come to be the major contradiction and point of conflict in the well publicised ...
Appendix I - Constitutional Position of the Southern Cameroons in the Event of It Electing to Become Part of the Republic of Cameroon
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Appendix II - Open Letter to All English-Speaking parents of Cameroon from the English-Speaking Students of the North-West and South-West Provinces
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Appendix III - The Buea Declaration of the All Anglophone Conference
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Page Count: 266
Publication Year: 2011