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Stifled Justice in Cameroon: Detained for Six Years without Judgement

Tuesday 17 May 2016, author(s)-editor(s) Rose Chia Fonchingong

In a country stratified by tribalism, a medical doctor is immediately resented for her occupation of a post in a region for which local people deem her unworthy simply because she never quite belonged. The conniving starts and after countless accusations, she is arrested for embezzlement. Through this story we become witnesses to the true nature of Cameroon as she recounts her experiences with the judicial and prison systems of the country. Through her, we see first-hand the snail paced bureaucracy, and how corruption trickles down even to the common people who cannot help but follow the lead of their government due to their frustration with the system. After all, if you can’t beat them, join them. After her six year detention at the notorious Kondengui prison in Yaounde, she emerges a new woman, stronger and more aware that in a country where no one does, not much good comes from playing by the book.

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ISBN 9789956763764
Pages 102
Dimensions 216 x 140mm
Published 2016
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback