Summary Book Review Former British Southern Cameroons Journey Towards Complete Decolonization, Independence, and Sovereignty. by Martin Ayong Ayim:
Download or read book Former British Southern Cameroons Journey Towards Complete Decolonization, Independence, and Sovereignty. written by Martin Ayong Ayim and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2010-01 with total page 816 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Strong Pre-Plebiscite Position of British Southern Cameroons Leaders The two leaders (Endeley and Foncha, Former and current Prime Ministers) accepted completely dropping the idea of joining Nigeria or Cameroon, simply requesting of the British administering authority the granting of independence to the Southern Cameroons in its own right (Kale 1967: 70; Awasom 1980: 57). This decision was happily welcomed by the British Commissioner, J.O. Fields, and it led to the London Talks of November 1960. The London Talk was chaired by the British Secretary of State for Colonies. It was attended by the Commissioner J. O. Fields, and the Southern Cameroonian leaders including E. M. L. Endeley, J. N. Foncha, P. M. Motomby-Woleta, Reverend Kangsen, S. E. Ncha, Fon Galega II of Bali, and Fon Oben of Mamfe. Discussions on the independence of the Southern Cameroons were moving toward fruition, but not for long. The atmosphere soon changed dramatically, for it was filled with a diversity of views, and "so these other roundtable talks ended in smoke" (Kale 1967: 70).19 Foncha and Endeley had to campaign to obtain independence for the Southern Cameroons, either by reunifying with Cameroon or the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in spite of themselves. The Southern Cameroons, therefore, presented "one of the most bizarre cases in history where a territory had to gain its independence by attaching itself to an already independent state" (Awasom 1980: 58). Whatever effort necessary When you're willing to make an initial effort, you'll succeed sometimes. Take the next step, make a second effort, and you'll succeed more often. If you're prepared to make a third, fourth, or fifth effort, you'll reach a much highersuccess rate. And when you commit to putting forth whatever effort is necessary, you will achieve whatever you choose. Real and lasting success usually requires more than one attempt. If you make just a single attempt and then give up, you haven't given yourself much of an opportunity to achieve. There is no reason to become discouraged if you fail to reach your goal on the first attempt, or even the second or third. For each effort, though it may not get you there, gets you closer. Even an unsuccessful attempt gives you valuable knowledge and experience, and vastly increases the likelihood of success on the next attempt. When you continue getting closer each time, you surely and eventually will get where you intend to go. The roads leading to the most beautiful places always twist and turn and double back on themselves. Keep making the effort, no matter what, and you will reach the beautiful places where you wish to be. -- Ralph Marston
Summary Book Review Gender, Separatist Politics, and Embodied Nationalism in Cameroon by Jacqueline-Bethel Tchouta Mougoué:
Download or read book Gender, Separatist Politics, and Embodied Nationalism in Cameroon written by Jacqueline-Bethel Tchouta Mougoué and published by . This book was released on 2019 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fresh insights into gendered politics in Cameroon
Summary Book Review Nationalism and Intra-State Conflicts in the Postcolonial World by Fonkem Achankeng I:
Download or read book Nationalism and Intra-State Conflicts in the Postcolonial World written by Fonkem Achankeng I and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2015-09-28 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores issues of nationalism and intra-state conflicts in postcolonial nations. Drawing from international law, social anthropology, political science and strategic studies, peace and conflict studies, and memory studies, each chapter adopts a unique conceptual lens and discourse to understand the nationalism debate and its conflicts.
Summary Book Review Representations and Renegotiations of the Nation in Anglophone Cameroonian Literature by Priscillia M. Manjoh:
Download or read book Representations and Renegotiations of the Nation in Anglophone Cameroonian Literature written by Priscillia M. Manjoh and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2018-04 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Guided by postcolonial theory and the ideas of some Western and African philosophers this study's in-depth analysis of the novels of three Anglophone Cameroonian authors addresses the question of how principles of nation formation and nationalism are influenced by both colonialism and pre-colonial in situ constituents. The analysis focuses on how nations represented in the imaginary worlds constructed by the novelists are dominated by aspects such as ethnicity, corruption, authoritarianism, nepotism, solidarity and communitarianism which marginalize the masses, leaving them in misery and abject poverty. Tracing the historical settings of the novels from 1948 till present day, the study delineates the writers' representation of the Anglophones of Cameroon as being marginalized as well as suffering from self-marginalization and also demonstrates how postcolonial misery in Africa is not caused solely by colonialism but by several other aspects. This study reads the works of these Anglophone novelists not only as representing aspects in a nation but as tools of renegotiating a better society and a way forward for this nation.
Summary Book Review A History of Genocide in Africa by Timothy J. Stapleton:
Download or read book A History of Genocide in Africa written by Timothy J. Stapleton and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2017-04-17 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on a series of detailed case studies, this book presents the history of genocide in Africa within the specific context of African history, examining conflicts in countries such as Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Rwanda, and Sudan. • Provides an unprecedented comprehensive history of genocide in Africa that will serve students of history, war and society, and genocide as well as general readers • Covers Africa's most infamous genocides as well as lesser-known cases of large scale atrocities • Addresses events that are contested as genocides in Africa in recent history, including the Nigerian Civil War as well as events in Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo • Examines the historical context for each of these events to clearly explain how they occurred
Summary Book Review Gangsters and Other Statesmen by Danilo Mandić:
Download or read book Gangsters and Other Statesmen written by Danilo Mandić and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2020-12 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Separatism has been on the rise across the world since the end of the Cold War, dividing countries through political strife, ethnic conflict, and civil war, and redrawing the political map. Gangsters and Other Statesmen examines the role transnational mafias play in the success and failure of separatist movements, challenging conventional wisdom about the interrelation of organized crime with peacebuilding, nationalism, and state making"--
Author :Pontian N. Okoli Publisher :Kluwer Law International B.V. Release Date :2019-10-07 ISBN 10 :9789403511122 Pages :360 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (112 users download)
Summary Book Review Promoting Foreign Judgments by Pontian N. Okoli:
Download or read book Promoting Foreign Judgments written by Pontian N. Okoli and published by Kluwer Law International B.V.. This book was released on 2019-10-07 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In many African countries, litigants experience significant uncertainty in their attempts to enforce foreign judgments. Drawing on the experiences of the United Kingdom and the United States (vis-à-vis efforts to attain an effective global legal framework on foreign judgments), this book undertakes a comparative analysis of how South African and Nigerian courts can promote the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in a fair manner. This comparative analysis is made considering both African countries as paradigms of their respective legal traditions. The author, a legal consultant and academic in private international law analyses, stage by stage, the challenging process that litigants face when they seek to enforce foreign judgments in South Africa and Nigeria. This analysis includes insightful consideration of broader issues such as the following: how challenges faced by judgment creditors may be circumvented; practical issues impeding the free movement of foreign judgments; impact of globalisation, increase in international commercial transactions, and regionalism on private international law; application of ‘fairness’; how territorial sovereignty and State interests in international commerce impede the free movement of foreign judgments; and ‘qualified obligation’, under which courts would presumptively enforce foreign judgments subject to certain exceptions and to the balancing of competing interests between private litigants and the State. The comparative analysis is undergirded by relevant case law – spanning decades in Africa and centuries in Europe and the United States. In summary, the author projects a clear case for predictability and certainty in the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, as well as how to go about it, thus offering lawyers a strategic position to weigh their options in contemplating enforcement of foreign judgments in any jurisdiction even beyond the African region. This innovative approach will also be of particular value to policymakers at national levels, international and regional economic organisations, as well as scholars in private international law and international commercial law generally. This is regardless of their specific legal area or niche, especially considering the dearth of literature in African private international law.
Summary Book Review The African Inheritance by Ieuan Ll Griffiths:
Download or read book The African Inheritance written by Ieuan Ll Griffiths and published by Burns & Oates. This book was released on 1995 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Africa is a continent gripped by civil wars and widespread famine. The causes of many of the continent's problems are deep rooted and can be traced to Africa's colonial past, when European powers divided the spoils of the continent into separate sovereign states. The African Inheritance examines the effect this "balkanization" of Africa has had, and is having, on the political and economic well-being of the continent. From a brief history of pre-colonial Africa and its subsequent European partition and inevitable decolonization, the book discusses the consequences of such an inheritance: small and weak states, destructive secessionist movements, irredentism and African imperialism. Attempts to tackle these problems and assert independent development are inhibited by the colonial inheritance.