Paradise Lost? A Political History of British Southern Cameroons from 1916 to 1972

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Type: 
Journal
Date: 
September 5, 2020
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Demographic History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Political History / Studies

After Germany lost its control over Cameroon during the First World War when its last stronghold on the territory at Mora fell on 20 February 1916, less than a month after, the two victors finally reached an agreement that formally partitioned Cameroon into two unequal parts, with the French taking almost four-fifths of the territory. This was confirmed in Article 119 of the Treaty of Versailles and under Articles 22 and 23 of the League of Nations Covenant. The division of Cameroon between Britain and France provided the basis for the establishment of two distinct and often conflicting cultural, political, and legal traditions that have had and continue to have a profound effect on the country today, particularly its constitutional law. This is a complete and well balanced, fully researched history book of British Southern Cameroons spanning from pre-colonial era to post-independence and neo-colonization. The facts are clearly presented and events are fully referenced. The book also clearly lays out the underpinnings of the crisis for sovereignty and self-determination brewing in the former British Southern Cameroons and proposes a path forward that guarantees peace and prosperity for its citizens. Nfor Ngala Nfor is a well-known figure in international circles as a political activist and freedom fighter. He has a lifetime of dedication to improving the wellbeing of all people through self-governance and self-determination

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Abiodun Badmus
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Pan-African University Press
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