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March 21, 2007

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Louis_Mbua

Mola Dibussi,

This is fire you are spitting. Thank you for this clarity of thought and truth.

There are two things that will happen after the demise of a literary genius and his country men in La Republique du Cameroun:

1. Anger for Southern Cameroonian writers to spit fire.

2. Liberation after.

The course of destiny can be mysterious. Sometimes, the Moses never sees the Promised land but dies on the other side.

More than 40 years of servitude to La Republique du Cameroun is coming to an end. With the death of Bate Besong et al., the Union is now totally dead. No reasonable Southern Cameroonian now takes it seriously.

On another note, one should not be surprised by the Silence of Francophone intellectuals and politicians over the death of a genius and a possible future Nobel Prize winner. Any person who speaks the truth about the plight of Southern Cameroons people is an automatic enemy to Francophone elite over the Mungo bridge. It would seem to me that they are frightened of what would happen if what is predicted by Bate Besong et al. comes to pass -- Independence of Southern Cameroonian. No more free natural and human resources.

It's a shame. That Francophone literati and politicians together with a few Southern Cameroonian traitors in La Republique du Cameroun are complicit to the oppression of Southern Cameroons. This disgraceful attitude in this context has killed, for ever, what was thought of as a very promising Cameroon Union.

Greed, empty pride, corruption, cheating by La Republique elite and outright barbaric murder of Southern Cameroonians by La Republique forces and agents have destroyed the Union.

Teke Ngomba

Great Piece Mola Dibussi.

When you announced shortly after the tragic death of BB, Ambe and Kwasen that you will come up with a tribute to BB, I expected nothing short of this well-penned and targeted message.

I had noticed, with similar dismay, that, but for Cameroon Tribune, no privately owned French language newspaper in Cameroon had reported on the accident and demise of BB in particular. This week, Le Messager for example carried a front page story on the toll of road accidents in Cameroon. I even expected that reference to the fatal accident that killed these literary icons could be mentioned, (since it just took place) but I read through the article and I found nothing of that nature-instead a report on another accident that killed two people on the same Douala-Yaounde road where BB and co died was reported by the newspaper. When one draws lessons from such issues, and related ones, one is almost left with a feeling of apoplexy.

I join you to salute BB's legacy-a proud one, one that generations to come will identify with, and draw inspiration from. He fought the fight, not as a timid warrior, but as the real 'Obasinjom Warrior'. May God receive him in His bossom. Fare thee well BB!!

Emil Mondoa, MD

Dibussi:
Thank you for this, the first real tribute in the spirit of Bate Besong, and there have been many excellent ones, do not get me wrong. There shall be many more to come.

Bate Besong was the most dangerous man in the domains ruled by Francafrique. Let me correct myself. Bate Besong IS the most dangerous man in the FranceAfrique domains. I say IS, because icons never die. From now henceforth, when we quote Bate Besong, we shall say: Bate Besong SAYS, never Bate Besong SAID.

More about BB IS the most dangerous man in Franceafrique later.

M Nje

Dibussi,
That was a great piece. Thanks for article. You said it all. Cameroon is a tale of two nations.

Unfortunate the regime continues to portray it as a unitary state. They can sing all the sounds about national unity. The people know there are two nations, Southern Cameroons and La Republique Du Cameroun. God has baptized it to be two nations. No man can put them together.

Whether they accept it or not Southern Cameroons will regain its independence by any mean possible.

BB, our great warrior, the “Obasinjom Warrior,” travel will with our brothers. We will not lead any of you down. You told us what do. To defend our home law, Southern Cameroons, until full independence. We know you are right there watching and guiding us. We will continue the fight until we get to the Mungo River.

Fare well to all of you

KB

Messengers come and go but messages left behind are indestructible. Southern Cameroons shall rise. BB like Mukong were messengers.

paolo  laurent

MANY A TIMES I HAVE COME TO THE PICTURE
(MAP) DEPICTING SOUTHERN CAMEROONS BESIDES LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN.AS HUSBAND AND WIFE LYING IN BED, WHO EVER CAME WITH THIS MAP IS DOING A DISERVICE TO 7M SOUTHERN CAMEROONIANS FIGHTING TO RESTORE THEIR INDEPENCE FROM LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN, THE MAP MUST BE COMPLETE INTHE AFRICAN MAP, SOO ALL CITIZENS OF THE WORLD CAN MAKE IT OUT ON THE AFRICAN MAP, KNOWLEDGE ITS NOT ONLY FOR HOME FOLKS TO CONSUME.

paolo  laurent

MANY A TIMES I HAVE COME TO THE PICTURE
(MAP) DEPICTING SOUTHERN CAMEROONS BESIDES LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN.AS HUSBAND AND WIFE LYING IN BED, WHO EVER CAME WITH THIS MAP IS DOING A DISERVICE TO 7M SOUTHERN CAMEROONIANS FIGHTING TO RESTORE THEIR INDEPENCE FROM LA REPUBLIQUE DU CAMEROUN, THE MAP MUST BE COMPLETE INTHE AFRICAN MAP, SOO ALL CITIZENS OF THE WORLD CAN MAKE IT OUT ON THE AFRICAN MAP, KNOWLEDGE ITS NOT ONLY FOR HOME FOLKS TO CONSUME.

pingming

Good point PL. That means our cartographers must draw the correct maps. We have those i am assuming. We cannot wait for the world to do that. Dibussi is not one. Any cartographers out there to draw the corrent maps?

PAOLO  LAURENT

there are only two great bakweri men in history i know.

KUVA LIKENE AND DR EML ENDELLEY

THE DIBUSSI ARE ONLY DREGS. WHO CAN BE BOUGHT FOR A FEW FRANCE AND A BOTTLE OF BEAR TO SHOW SUPPORT TO THE ENEMY.

Anyere

In the article Dibussi refers to "The literature of the hunchback" a term coined by Buma Kor in the 1980s to describe the treatment that Anglophone writing was receiving within Cameroon; an unwanted hunchback that was rarely mentioned in polite company, even though it was visible to everyone - it is the same theme that runs through BB's writings. So if ever there was an image that was appropriate the capture the frustration that runs through this article, it is this map in which the "hunchback" is very visible for all to see - a very powerful image indeed.

We really need to have all facets of our history taught in schools so that the Paolo Laurens can pick up these subtle visual cues that also tell a story, if not THE story...

Keith

Dibussi,

All I wanted to say is that I learn so much from this site, man. I can't really contribute as much as I'd like to the discussion because it is obvious just from reading your posts that I still have so much to absorb. Thanks for this. A Lot.

paolo  laurent

WELL DIBUSSI,
YOU ARE A YOUNG MAN, BUT I THINK YOU WILL HAVE AGREAT FUTURE IN THE WORLD.
ESPECIALLY IN MY COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP (AMERICA) WHERE WE SHARE THE SAME HISTORY, CULTURE AND WORLDVIEW. IF YOU JUST STOP WRITING ABOUT FRANCAFRIC NONESENSE. KNOW TODAY, THAT THERE S NOTHING IN THEIR HEMISPHERE BETTER THAT YOY CANT GET THE BEST FROM OUR ANGLOSAXON HEMISPERE. AND THAT ENGLISH CULTURE IS THE ENVY OF OUR TIME IN THIS WORLD, IF YOU WANT TO SHINE KEEP THE GOOD JOB BUT ABOUT SOUTHERN CAMEROONS THINKERS, ANGLOSAXON, SCIENTIST, INVENTORS, POLITICIANS IN AFRICA, AND THE WORLD AND DRAW A PARALLEL LINE TO S CAMEROONS INDEPENDENCE QUEST. THEN YOU WILL HIT A HOME RUN.
IN THE HISTORY OF MAN AND THE WORLD HERE IS A CLASSIFICATION OF CULTURES
A... A GOOD ENGINEER....GERMAN

B..A GOOD POLICE MAN....ENGLISH

C..A GOOD BUSIMAN..AMERICAN

D. A GOOD COOK...FRENCH.

SOO, KEEO THIS IN MIND AND AS ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT, WITH THE S CAMEROONS INDEPENDENCE I WILL PERSONALLY DRAW AND EXECUTE THE BEST AND BOLDESS MASTER PLAN IN ENGINEERING, URBAN BUILDING, MACHINED AGRICAULUTRE, RAILROAD, AIR.SEA, AND HIGHWAY. HUMANNUTRITION, ADVANCED LEARNING. PARKS, AND MEGA CITIES MAN HAVE EVER KNOWN ANY WHERE ON THIS GLOBE.

REMAIN BLESS

paolo  laurent

WELL DIBUSSI,
YOU ARE A YOUNG MAN, BUT I THINK YOU WILL HAVE AGREAT FUTURE IN THE WORLD.
ESPECIALLY IN MY COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP (AMERICA) WHERE WE SHARE THE SAME HISTORY, CULTURE AND WORLDVIEW. IF YOU JUST STOP WRITING ABOUT FRANCAFRIC NONESENSE. KNOW TODAY, THAT THERE S NOTHING IN THEIR HEMISPHERE BETTER THAT YOY CANT GET THE BEST FROM OUR ANGLOSAXON HEMISPERE. AND THAT ENGLISH CULTURE IS THE ENVY OF OUR TIME IN THIS WORLD, IF YOU WANT TO SHINE KEEP THE GOOD JOB BUT ABOUT SOUTHERN CAMEROONS THINKERS, ANGLOSAXON, SCIENTIST, INVENTORS, POLITICIANS IN AFRICA, AND THE WORLD AND DRAW A PARALLEL LINE TO S CAMEROONS INDEPENDENCE QUEST. THEN YOU WILL HIT A HOME RUN.
IN THE HISTORY OF MAN AND THE WORLD HERE IS A CLASSIFICATION OF CULTURES
A... A GOOD ENGINEER....GERMAN

B..A GOOD POLICE MAN....ENGLISH

C..A GOOD BUSIMAN..AMERICAN

D. A GOOD COOK...FRENCH.

SOO, KEEO THIS IN MIND AND AS ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT, WITH THE S CAMEROONS INDEPENDENCE I WILL PERSONALLY DRAW AND EXECUTE THE BEST AND BOLDESS MASTER PLAN IN ENGINEERING, URBAN BUILDING, MACHINED AGRICAULUTRE, RAILROAD, AIR.SEA, AND HIGHWAY. HUMANNUTRITION, ADVANCED LEARNING. PARKS, AND MEGA CITIES MAN HAVE EVER KNOWN ANY WHERE ON THIS GLOBE.

REMAIN BLESS

Fanon Ngomo

Dear Dibussi,
This is really a great piece. As a so-called "francophone" cameroonian I do believe that the fundamental political problem is not merely the fact that we are still living under the dreadful domination of an unproductive authoritarian regime. The massive problem facing cameroon is the hypocritical discourse of unity that fails to unmask domination and marginalization. Cameroon has no future as a viable entity if the Anglophone problem is not adequately dealt with. It hurts me that the tragic death of such luminaries as BB, Hilarous Ambe and Kwansen Gwangwa’a went unnoticed in all french speaking newspapers in cameroon. what a shame, what a shame!

Afoakom

Excellent!

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