Matateyou, Emmanuel 1997 0-7734-8514-7 272 pages Unlike other publications on folklore, this book illuminates for the reader the complex and rich performance contexts of the oral narratives in Subsaharan Africa. The study of the narrator, narrative pattern, audience interaction, and details about language, setting, date and time of the performance of each tale is very important and helps to recreate the atmosphere of live performance. Though translated into English, the author has made an effort to give to the oral narratives an indigenous flavor. The tales are divided into categories, such as origin stories, stories about men and women, trickster cycles. Strongly recommended for Africanists, educationists, those interested in women's studies and the question of cultural identity, sociologists, literary critics, and students and teachers of African literature.
Azevedo, Mario J 1989 0-88946-191-0 200 pages Provides an opportunity for college students and professors who lack formal training in African Studies to acquire better understanding of the African continent by means of focus on two African countries, Cameroon and Chad.
Asuagbor, Greg O. 1998 0-7734-2221-8 220 pages A dual analysis of internal forces for democratization and proposed mechanisms for sustaining Cameroon's democratic and modernization efforts. It proposes that for multilingual and multiethnic Cameroon to consolidate national unity and sustain democracy, a federal constitution and government structure are critical.
Fonkeng, George Epah 2007 0-7734-5422-4 344 pages This book focuses on the process of and the underlying motivation/philosophy for the provision of schools and the expansion of education in Cameroon. It offers an examination of the role of missionary agencies, successive colonial and national governments and private agencies (confessional and lay) in the establishment of schools within the context of social, economic, cultural and political obligations. Cameroon, like many African nations, can trace the origin of its formal education to evangelization and imperialism, both of which have greatly influenced the development, structure and content of its educational system. This book traces the evolution, expansion and changing provisions of this system through the various stages of the country’s history, addressing policy issues, national developmental perspectives, and international constraints.
Mbah, Emmanuel M. 2008 0-7734-5053-X 288 pages This work analyzes every aspect of the land and boundary dispute, tracing the conflict from pre-colonial times to the period of decolonization. The manuscript’s interdisciplinary approach combines elements of political science, anthropology and economics.
Njoh, Ambe J. 2003 0-7734-6896-X 196 pages This study adds to the sparse literature on the role of citizens in the development process. It examines the concept of community participation from practical and theoretical perspectives, and describes the experience of six villages in Cameroon with their respective water supply initiatives.. It focuses on the community participation element in each case, and explores questions regarding the project’s impact, as well as major constraints encountered during the course of the project. It also contains a discussion of the relationship between the state and rural communities and its role in rural development in Cameroon.
Endeley, Joyce B. 2007 0-7734-5485-3 292 pages Explores the concepts of globalization, gender relations, and land tenure, and the intersection of these concepts in a globalizing project, hereby represented by the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline project in selected communities in Cameroon. It questions the theories of globalization, the construction of women and men in the project, particularly as concern land resources. This work will appeal to scholars in social and management sciences, gender studies and environmental sciences in Africa, development agencies and multinational companies like the World Bank and petroleum consortiums, and policy makers.
Tchouaffe, Olivier J. 2016 1-4955-0462-X 180 pages This book highlights the symbolic battle to re-order political discourses to make transmission democratic and egalitarian as a condition sine qua none to bring a new democratic order into being. It leaps across cinema, novels and music to demonstrate how the combination of new independent social actors and the emergence of dissident narrative strategies create an organizational context that demonstrates the notion that culture never stands still and political consent, even in oppressive regimes, is ultimately voluntary.