ISBN 9781779255884
Pages 120
Dimensions 210 x 140mm
Published 2021
Publisher Mwanaka Media and Publishing, Zimbabwe
Format Paperback

Battling Language Rights Governance in Africa

Swisselgianism, Ubackism, and the Ambazonia-Cameroun War

by Peter Ateh-Afac Fossungu

This book seeks to use the burning issue of multiculturalism (bilingualism particularly) to offer an appreciation of the roots and dynamics of the Ambazonia-Cameroun war, which has been raging for the past five years and counting. An understanding of Cameroon's language management and national unity policies is provided here through a comparative survey of the language politics of four other countries: two of them European (Belgium and Switzerland), one North American (Canada), and the other Third World and Asian (Indonesia). The author argues better language governance policies that gainfully protect minorities, as well as fostering the goals of national and continental unity and development, Cameroon (and, by extension, the anticipated UDA) must emulate from European countries like Belgium and Switzerland rather than from Canada which is traditionally regarded as 'the Cameroon of North America'.

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About the Author

Peter Ateh-Afac Fossungu

Peter Ateh-Afac Fossungu holds a PhD in Law from the Universite de Montreal, two Master's degrees in Law from McGill University and University of Alberta. He has taught law at the Universite de Yaounde and Buea university in Cameroon. Dr Fossungu has published extensively on various aspects of society and life in Cameroon, Africa and Canada. He is currently a researcher in Montreal, Canada.