Cameroon Political Story

Cameroon Political Story

Memories of an Authentic Eye Witness

Nerius Namaso Mbile

The Cameroon Political Story is a long journey through the eyes and actions of the author himself. It is a mix between Mbile’s memoirs, a bit of his biography and the Cameroon political story, heavily weighted in favour of that part of the Republic formerly identified as Southern Cameroons, later West Cameroon, now South West and North West Regions. The story is told in the interest of the Cameroonian youth and scholar who have often complained of the inadequate recording by political leaders of the life and deeds of their times. It is the story of an African boy of humble village beginnings who rose to participate in the making of a modern political community. It is hoped the book provides useful knowledge on the history, growth and constitutional evolution of Cameroon, a country which after more than a century of administrative metamorphosis settled to its present statehood in 1961, a Cameroon reborn.

ISBN 9789956717774 | 310 pages | 229 x 152 mm | B/W Illustrations and Maps | 2011 | Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon | Paperback

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“N.N. Mbile describes with great wit, humour and the power of narrative, the events that culminated in the birth of Cameroon. He describes each event with clarity and penetrating insight as a participant and observer. He raises questions in his analysis which call on every patriotic Cameroonian to reflect on how far we have come as a society and how far we have to go. This fascinating and revealing book bears significance for all Cameroonians and the world as it demonstrates that belief in a common ancestry, collective effort, the will to succeed and positive wisdom are needed in full measure to unleash our best potential for meaningful progress, peace and unity.”

Peter Mafany Musonge, Prime Minister of Cameroon (September 1996 until December 8, 2004)

About the Author

Nerius Namaso Mbile

Nerius Namaso Mbile was born in 1923 at Lipenja, Batanga, Ndian Division. He obtained his Senior Cambridge Certificate in 1945. From 1947-49, he joined the Zik’s Group of Newspapers Lagos as Reporter and served as Resident Correspondent to the Cameroons. An accomplished journalist, trade unionist and politician, Mbile is widely recognised as one of the rare breed of founding fathers of the Cameroon nation west of the Mungo.

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