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By Christopher Chi Che

ISBN-10: 1489506403

ISBN-13: 9781489506405

"A Concise and an Analytical heritage of Mankon country (about 1197-2012)" is a sterling chronicle of the lifetime of the Mankon state from their founder – Fo Ndemagha’a I so far. The publication is a documented exploratory show off of the wealthy and different Mankon historico-socio-economico-political panorama which hitherto have been handed down orally from new release to iteration. the writer hopes via this anthropological masterpiece, destiny Mankon generations and fanatics of this nation will defend their cultural historical past that is dealing with erosion and endangerment as a result of urbanization and the cosmopolis. The forebears of Mankon had had a imaginative and prescient of improvement and the final strong of all humanity by way of making a small Mankon city which later grew to a latest urban with the teeming multitude converging to it from all nooks and crannies to benefit from the Mankon hospitality and a camaraderie ensemble. As either centripetal and centrifugal human forces come into play, there's absolute to be clashes of curiosity simply because man’s insatiable desires are at asymmetrical variance with offers. those conflicts are particularly within the sector of land acquisition; however the unlucky factor is that a lot of those land/boundary disputes emanate from inside of Mankon and some yet stressful instances come from a few Mankon neighbours. however the such a lot exasperating are the biased judgements taken through neighborhood directors, who of their warped-minded makes an attempt to stem clash, in its place fan and exacerbate the flames of discord.
it really is precise Mankon were an anti-colonial jingoist who fought opposed to Zintgraff and the Germans and defied the British; yet sooner than, she used sheer strength to oblige different small villages and clans right into a Mankon Confederation. yet that was once, with regards to anti-colonialism, to guard her sovereignty and in terms of a Confederation, to represent a superb block to stem any exterior aggression. at least, those are issues of previous and Mankon and her neighbours have each curiosity to take care of the peace within the quarter. we don't decide on our neighbours, so as soon as neighbours, we needs to endeavour to cohabit peacefully.
via a systematic approach to facts assortment in terms of interviews, photographing, transcribing and recalling, the writer has painstakingly projected the heritage of the Mankon humans and exterior kinfolk in order that voters of Mankon and their neighbours recognize who they're and what they're presupposed to personal, as a way to stem clash within the area.
bankruptcy one in all this publication situates Mankon in Cameroon and explores her migrations and rulers as much as settled existence; now not forgetting her contacts with colonizers. bankruptcy on its half is an ex-ray of Mankon social lifestyles from delivery via marriage and dying to faith. bankruptcy 3 examines the Mankon political set-up and constitution, whereas bankruptcy 4 treats her economic system. The booklet culminates with the issues Mankon faces as a result of urbanization and conflicts along with her neighbours like Nso’ngwa and (Ba)Mendankwe in bankruptcy Five.

This publication is an exploratory and anthropological show off of the cultural historical past of the Mankon state. the writer feels this vibrant and various tradition and heritage, which hitherto have been passed down verbally from iteration to iteration may well face endangerment if no longer harnessed, documented and projected. this can be extra so as the cosmopolitan nature of Mankon village, the heart beat of Bamenda urban, erodes her tradition piecemeal.
The writer asserts Mankon, her neighbours and native management needs to uphold good-neighbourliness ethos as a way to ward off disruptive land/boundary disputes which may jeopardize the much-cherished peace within the quarter. He argues cogently, Cameroon’s management may perhaps swap nomenclature to keep away from clash because the denomination ‘Bamenda’ concerning the world now occupied by way of Bamenda I, II, III and past, and inherited from the colonial management, truly capability the village and territory of Bamenda I.

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