Item description for Negotiating an Anglophone Identity: A Study of the Politics of Recognition and Representation in Cameroon (Afrika-Studiecentrum Series) by Piet Konings & Francis B. Nyamnjoh...
This study of the politics of the politics of belonging captures the widespread disaffection with the sterile rhetoric of nation-building that has characterized much of post-colonial African politics. Until the liberation struggles of the 1990s, dictatorship only paid lip service to democracy with impunity, often by silencing those perceived to threaten national unity. Since then, individuals and groups have reactivated claims to rights and entitlements and nowhere more so than in Cameroon. The book articulates the experiences and predicaments of the country's Anglophone community trapped in a marriage of inconvenience pregnant with tensions and conflicts.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2003
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004132953 ISBN13 9789004132955
Availability 0 units.
More About Piet Konings & Francis B. Nyamnjoh
Piet Konings is a sociologist of development and a senior researcher at the African Studies Centre in Leiden (The Netherlands). He has published widely on socio-political and economic developments in Ghana and Cameroon. His most recent books include Trajectoires de Liberation en Afrique Contemporaine (Karthala, 2000), Negotiating an Anglophone Identity: A Study of the Politics of Recognition and Representation in Cameroon (Brill, 2003), and Crisis and Creativity: Exploring the Wealth of the African Neighbourhood (Brill, 2006).
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ONE SIDED Jan 24, 2006
A good idea, how eager was I to find out there was actually a book about the "Anglophone Problem" even though I have read alot of what is here in Newspapers. The authors take upon themselves to state certain facts about the South West and completely leave out any analyses of the North West. Talking about their anaylses on what the North West-South West divide.Several other issues are treated lightly. This is a nice try but a book mostly one to be read from generations to generations needs to give us an unbaised analyses. We still need a book on what the real problem of one of the minorities in Cameroon is about.Someone give us a fair account.