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May 16, 2010

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Gariwa

First issues first.

Beginning with the front cover - I will have to overcome a deep emotional bias to buy a book on Cameroon history that does not question its own language -

I'm talking about the single star on the cover.

However, from the flyer, it looks like a critical text in spite of the naivety of the single star. A sound critical historical approach should have indicated to the authors (and the editor) to feature two different flags or point at present contentions or the problematic nature of the state when the word "Cameroon" is invoked. Which Cameroon/Cameroun are they talking about?

JP Mouanko

Gariwa, you are talking about a revered publication whose first editiono was published in 1974. Not reading it if you can afford to is your loss. This is part of the African historical dictionary series which focuses on each of the internaitonally recognized African countries. Until Erithrea became independent, it featured in the Ethiopian issue even though it gave complete coverage to the Eritrean struggle and the key leaders and groups. It is the same with the Cameroon issue. When SC becomes officially independent, it will be entitled to its own issue with its own flag. No bias but just academic honesty which is totally different from political activism or propaganda.

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