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Prisoner without a Crime. Disciplining Dissent in Ahidjo’s Cameroon

Tuesday 15 September 2009, author(s)-editor(s) Albert Mukong

Doughty human rights crusader, Albert Mukong was incarcerated for six years in some of Cameroon’s worst detention centres under the despotic regime of late President Amadou Ahidjo. This book details his personal account of the discipline and punishment that the Cameroonian state has systematically dished out to dissidents who have dared to stand their ground. Until his death in 2004, Albert Mukong was without doubt, Anglophone Cameroon’s most conspicuous political prisoner, spokesperson and champion human rights advocate. The particular detention he recounts in this book is evidence of how nationalists such as Ruben Um Nyobe, Ernest Ouandie, Bishop Ndongmo and others, have in their struggles sacrificed enormously so that freedom and democracy might see the light of day in their reluctant Cameroon.

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ISBN 9956558346 | 158 pages | 8 x 5 x 0.4 inches | 2009 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback