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Cameroon Political Story: Memories of an Authentic Eye Witness

Thursday 11 August 2011, author(s)-editor(s) Nerius Namaso Mbile

The Cameroon Political Story is a long journey through the eyes and actions of the author himself. It is a mix between Mbile’s memoirs, a bit of his biography and the Cameroon political story, heavily weighted in favour of that part of the Republic formerly identified as Southern Cameroons, later West Cameroon, now South West and North West Regions. The story is told in the interest of the Cameroonian youth and scholar who have often complained of the inadequate recording by political leaders of the life and deeds of their times. It is the story of an African boy of humble village beginnings who rose to participate in the making of a modern political community. It is hoped the book provides useful knowledge on the history, growth and constitutional evolution of Cameroon, a country which after more than a century of administrative metamorphosis settled to its present statehood in 1961, a Cameroon reborn.

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ISBN 9789956717774 | 310 pages | 229 x 152 mm | B/W Illustrations and Maps | 2011 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback

2 Book Reviews

  • Cameroon Political Story: Memories of an Authentic Eye Witness 11 August 2011 08:25, author(s)-editor(s) Peter Mafany Musonge, Prime Minister of Cameroon

    N.N. Mbile describes with great wit, humour and the power of narrative, the events that culminated in the birth of Cameroon. He describes each event with clarity and penetrating insight as a participant and observer. He raises questions in his analysis which call on every patriotic Cameroonian to reflect on how far we have come as a society and how far we have to go. This fascinating and revealing book bears significance for all Cameroonians and the world as it demonstrates that belief in a common ancestry, collective effort, the will to succeed and positive wisdom are needed in full measure to unleash our best potential for meaningful progress, peace and unity.

    Peter Mafany Musonge, Prime Minister of Cameroon (September 1996 until December 8, 2004)

    • Cameroon Political Story: Memories of an Authentic Eye Witness 11 August 2011 10:18, author(s)-editor(s) Bonjongo

      Just to kick off the discussion here. I am very excited to learn that N.N. Mbile has written his view of his history and ours.

      I am buying a copy the moment I finish typing this. In fact, I shall buy two copies, so I can share the history with at least one friend.

      I encourage others of his generation to follow his example. If you do not write your history yourself, someone will write it for you.