ISBN 9781957296203
Pages 82
Dimensions 216x140mm
Published 2023
Publisher Spears Media Press, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Chû nnâna 202 nì Chû Mɨ̀ŋgâkà bô Jɨ̀ŋglîshì

202 Proverbs in Mungaka and English

by Alfred Willibroad Daiga edited by Emma Yeluma Daiga

This collection of proverbs drawn from the folklore of the Bali Nyonga comes on the heels of many publications that have recently come to light about Bali culture by native and expatriate scholars. It indicates the ever-growing interest writers have shown and continue to show in the dynamism of a unique ethnic group with a two-century-old history marked by chivalry and conquest.

The proverbs testify to the migratory trajectory of the Chamba from their motherland in the plains of the Adamawa mountain ranges southward through the Tikar regions and the Bamileke grasslands to their present site in the southwest of the Bamenda Grassfields - a trajectory fraught with danger, resistance and wars which in turn spurned a culture of conciliation, human dignity and statesmanship.

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About the Author

Alfred Willibroad Daiga

The Honourable A.W. Diaga was born in Bali Nyonga in 1922. After his primary and secondary education in Bali, Mbengwi, and St Joseph’s College Sasse, he joined the Nigerian Police Force which he left shortly after to engage in farming and animal husbandry. He became the private secretary to the Fon of Bali until 1961 when he was elected a Member of Parliament on the ticket of the Kamerun National Democratic Party. He later attended a course on Local Government at the University of Birmingham, Great Britain. Some of his unpublished writings include A Brief History of Location of Bali and The Lela Dance.