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Author Gam, Walter
Title Voicing the Voiceless : Contributions to Closing Gaps in Cameroon History, 1958-2009
Imprint Bamenda : Langaa RPCIG, 2010
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Note Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Content -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter One. Introduction -- Chapter Two. The Anlu Factor and the 1959 Elections in theBritish Southern Cameroons -- Chapter Three. Folk-songs and History among the Kom of Northwest Cameroon -- Chapter Four. Boundary Conflicts in Africa:The Case of Bambili and Babanki Tungohof Northwest Cameroon -- Chapter Five. Elites, Ethno-regional Competitionin Cameroon, 1991-1997 -- Chapter Six. "The Voice of the Voiceless":Telephone and Telephone Operators in Anglophone Cameroon -- Chapter Seven. The Dilemma of Civil Society in Cameroon since 1990 -- Chapter Eight. Football and the Politics of Belonging inContemporary Cameroon, C.1979-2004 -- Bibliography -- Back Cover
The history of the subalterns, also known as the history of the voiceless, took currency in the early 1980s in South East Asia and has been dominated by scholars from that region. Despite its popularity, the history of the voiceless has not gained the attention it deserves in Cameroon historiography. In other parts of Africa and beyond this type of history has already taken root and animated scholarly production and debate. Cameroon history has been replete with studies that focus mostly on political history and the actions and intentions of top politicians of the day, with scant regard for the historical importance of the everyday life of ordinary Cameroonians as makers and breakers. This book takes a bold step in the direction of subaltern studies in Cameroon, and makes a clarion call for the institutionalization of voicing the voiceless. Nkwi - innovative and stimulating in his blend of history and ethnography of the everyday - offers fresh insights into the contextual understandings of subaltern Cameroon between 1958 and 2009. This is a welcome contribution to closing gaps in social history, from a leader amongst a budding new generation of historians of Cameroon and Africa
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Gam, Walter Voicing the Voiceless : Contributions to Closing Gaps in Cameroon History, 1958-2009 Bamenda : Langaa RPCIG,c2010 9789956616404
Subject History.;Cameroon -- History
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