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Negotiating an Anglophone Identity: A Study of the Politics of Recognition and Representation Ina Study of the Politics of Recognition and Representation in Cameroon Cameroon Piet Konings

Negotiating an Anglophone Identity: A Study of the Politics of Recognition and Representation Ina Study of the Politics of Recognition and Representation in Cameroon Cameroon

Piet Konings

Published June 27th 2003
ISBN : 9789004132955
Paperback
230 pages
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This is a significant and timely book on the politics of belonging. It captures, with fascinating detail and insight, the current widespread disaffection with the sterile rhetoric of nation-building that has characterised much of postcolonial AfricanMoreThis is a significant and timely book on the politics of belonging. It captures, with fascinating detail and insight, the current widespread disaffection with the sterile rhetoric of nation-building that has characterised much of postcolonial African politics. Until the liberation struggles of the 1990s, dictatorship only paid lip service to democracy with impunity, often by silencing those perceived to threaten national unity. Since then, individuals and groups have reactivated claims to rights and entitlements and nowhere more so than in Cameroon. The book articulates the experiences and predicaments of the countrys Anglophone community trapped in a marriage of inconvenience pregnant with tensions and conflicts.