By Christopher Chi Che
it really is actual Mankon were an anti-colonial jingoist who fought opposed to Zintgraff and the Germans and defied the British; yet prior to, she used sheer strength to oblige different small villages and clans right into a Mankon Confederation. yet that used to be, with regards to anti-colonialism, to protect her sovereignty and relating to a Confederation, to represent an exceptional block to stem any exterior aggression. at least, those are issues of outdated and Mankon and her neighbours have each curiosity to take care of the peace within the zone. we don't decide upon our neighbours, so as soon as neighbours, we needs to endeavour to cohabit peacefully.
via a systematic approach to info assortment when it comes to interviews, photographing, transcribing and recalling, the writer has painstakingly projected the heritage of the Mankon humans and exterior family members in order that voters of Mankon and their neighbours be aware of who they're and what they're alleged to personal, as a method to stem clash within the area.
bankruptcy certainly one of this booklet 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 dying to faith. bankruptcy 3 examines the Mankon political set-up and constitution, whereas bankruptcy 4 treats her financial system. The publication culminates with the issues Mankon faces as a result of urbanization and conflicts together with her neighbours like Nso’ngwa and (Ba)Mendankwe in bankruptcy Five.
This ebook is an exploratory and anthropological show off of the cultural history of the Mankon nation. the writer feels this vibrant and diverse tradition and heritage, which hitherto were passed down verbally from new release to new release may well face endangerment if no longer 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 with the intention to sidestep disruptive land/boundary disputes which can jeopardize the much-cherished peace within the area. He argues cogently, Cameroon’s management may well switch nomenclature to evade clash because the denomination ‘Bamenda’ pertaining to the realm now occupied by way of Bamenda I, II, III and past, and inherited from the colonial management, really ability 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