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The HISOFE Dictionary of Midnight Politics: Expibasketical Theories on Afrikentication and African Unity

Sunday 14 December 2014, author(s)-editor(s) Peter Ateh-Afac Fossungu

Building on Fossungu’s earlier works, and essentially providing Africa with original, critical, and multi-level analyses of the trio of globalization, democracy, and national determination, this book theorizes that African states have to unite in order to have any impact in the global economy. Using the failure of the Cameroon Goodwill Association of Montreal (CGAM) as a case study, the book urges Africans to make hard choices and avoid politickerization and midnight politics in favour of fossungupalogy (that is, the science of straightforwardness, necessitating the fearless looking at truth straight in the eye).

The questions of the book are many but do all boil down to whether or not Africans fear the truth and do not therefore do politics. It is amazing that Africans in the West live in societies where fierce political competitors do embrace each other after one has defeated the other; but they are incapable of looking their so-called friends in the eye and saying, for example: "Man, I think you’ve totally gotten it wrong this time." Such comportment defines politickerization or negative competition. While attempting some possible responses to the numerous queries it raises, this book basically proffers the science of Four-Eyesism as a discipline that all African schools need to institute and make a compulsory subject: if the vandalized continent would have to be awakened to its realities. This book is rich in Fossungu’s dazzling capacity to invent, define and use a multitude of new terminological constructs informed by African experiences.

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ISBN 9789956792658 | 262 pages | 216 x 140mm | 2014 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback