Carlson Anyangwe. Imperialistic Politics in Cameroon: Resistance & the Inception of the Restoration of the Statehood of Southern Cameroons. Langaa publishers, 2008. Available soon on amazon.com and other online booksellers.
It always comes as a surprise to many that the British-administered UN Trust Territory of the Southern Cameroons was not granted independence like other colonial territories but was allowed to fall prey to the territorial expansionism of the contiguous state of Cameroun Republic, a former French-administered UN Trust Territory granted independence on 1 January 1960. Th is book focuses on the unresolved Southern Cameroons colonial predicament, giving insightful accounts of how Cameroun Republic hijacked the Southern Cameroons and is holding its citizens under colonial bondage.
The insights include details of the stratagems resorted to by Cameroun Republic to exact submission to its annexation of the Southern Cameroons and to conceal this crime from outside censure. These attempts have met and continue to meet with stiff resistance by the people of the Southern Cameroons. The book is a contribution to the loud and intense conversation on the inevitability of the restoration of the stolen statehood of the former British Southern Cameroons, the restitution of its occupied territory and the reassertion of the dignity and humanity of its people.
“From a legal scholar and activist at the movement’s vital center, here is the fullest account yet, in fact and in law, of an ongoing struggle by determined anglophone Cameroonians for liberation from ‘la République du Cameroun.’ […] Anyangwe makes the arguments for redress and anticipates the course of correction. Th is is an essential text for a dramatic and continuing story.”
Milton Krieger, author, Cameroon’s Social Democratic Front: its history and prospects as an opposition political party, 1990-2011.
“The author’s profound knowledge of this history and his expertise in the fi eld of international law provide for some new insights in the annexation story.”
Piet Konings, co-author, Negotiating an Anglophone Identity: A Study in the Politics of Recognition and Representation in Cameroon.
Carlson Anyangwe is an academic of many years standing. Professor of Laws, he has taught in Cameroon, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zambia where he was one time Associate and then Acting Dean of Laws. He has over three dozen publications to his credit. He is a member of the African Commission’s Working Group of Experts on the Death Penalty in Africa. He continues to be actively involved in ongoing processes of reclamation and reassertion of the identity, territory and statehood of the former UN Trust Territory of British Southern Cameroons.