Christopher Chi Che's A Concise and an Analytical History of Mankon Kingdom (about PDF

By Christopher Chi Che

"A Concise and an Analytical historical past of Mankon state (about 1197-2012)" is a sterling chronicle of the lifetime of the Mankon nation from their founder – Fo Ndemagha’a I to this point. The booklet is a documented exploratory exhibit of the wealthy and assorted Mankon historico-socio-economico-political panorama which hitherto were handed down orally from new release to iteration. the writer hopes via this anthropological masterpiece, destiny Mankon generations and fanatics of this state will guard their cultural background that's dealing with erosion and endangerment as a result of urbanization and the cosmopolis. The forebears of Mankon had had a imaginative and prescient of improvement and the overall solid of all humanity by means of making a small Mankon city which later grew to a latest urban with the teeming multitude converging to it from all nooks and crannies to benefit from the Mankon hospitality and a camaraderie ensemble. As either centripetal and centrifugal human forces come into play, there's certain to be clashes of curiosity simply because man’s insatiable wishes are at asymmetrical variance with provides. those conflicts are specially within the region of land acquisition; however the unlucky factor is that a lot of those land/boundary disputes emanate from inside of Mankon and some yet stressful circumstances come from a few Mankon neighbours. however the so much exasperating are the biased judgements taken by means of neighborhood directors, who of their warped-minded makes an attempt to stem clash, as an alternative fan and exacerbate the flames of discord.
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 at least, those are issues of outdated and Mankon and her neighbours have each curiosity to keep up the peace within the zone.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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