By Christopher Chi Che
it really is real Mankon have been an anti-colonial jingoist who fought opposed to Zintgraff and the Germans and defied the British; yet earlier than, she used sheer strength to oblige different small villages and clans right into a Mankon Confederation. yet that used to be, relating to anti-colonialism, to protect her sovereignty and in terms of a Confederation, to represent a superior block to stem any exterior aggression. at least, those are issues of outdated and Mankon and her neighbours have each curiosity to keep up the peace within the zone. we don't pick out our neighbours, so as soon as neighbours, we needs to endeavour to cohabit peacefully.
via a systematic approach to info assortment in terms of interviews, photographing, transcribing and recalling, the writer has painstakingly projected the historical past of the Mankon humans and exterior family in order that voters of Mankon and their neighbours understand who they're and what they're speculated to personal, as a method to stem clash within the area.
bankruptcy one among this e-book situates Mankon in Cameroon and explores her migrations and rulers as much as settled lifestyles; no longer forgetting her contacts with colonizers. bankruptcy on its half is an ex-ray of Mankon social lifestyles from beginning via marriage and loss of life to faith. bankruptcy 3 examines the Mankon political set-up and constitution, whereas bankruptcy 4 treats her economic climate. The ebook culminates with the issues Mankon faces because of urbanization and conflicts together with her neighbours like Nso’ngwa and (Ba)Mendankwe in bankruptcy Five.
This publication is an exploratory and anthropological show off of the cultural historical past of the Mankon nation. the writer feels this vibrant and diverse tradition and historical past, which hitherto were passed down verbally from new release to new release might face endangerment if now not harnessed, documented and projected. this is often extra so as the cosmopolitan nature of Mankon village, the heart beat of Bamenda urban, erodes her tradition piecemeal.
The writer asserts Mankon, her neighbours and native management needs to uphold good-neighbourliness ethos on the way to circumvent disruptive land/boundary disputes which could jeopardize the much-cherished peace within the zone. He argues cogently, Cameroon’s management may possibly switch nomenclature to avoid clash because the denomination ‘Bamenda’ pertaining to the world now occupied by way of Bamenda I, II, III and past, and inherited from the colonial management, really capacity the village and territory of Bamenda I.
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A Concise and an Analytical History of Mankon Kingdom (about 1197-2012) by Christopher Chi Che