By Christopher Chi Che
it really is precise Mankon were an anti-colonial jingoist who fought opposed to Zintgraff and the Germans and defied the British; yet ahead of, she used sheer strength to oblige different small villages and clans right into a Mankon Confederation. yet that was once, with regards to anti-colonialism, to guard her sovereignty and when it comes to a Confederation, to represent a pretty good 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 at least, those are issues of outdated and Mankon and her neighbours have each curiosity to keep up the peace within the quarter. we don't decide upon our neighbours, so as soon as neighbours, we needs to endeavour to cohabit peacefully.
via a systematic approach to information assortment in terms of interviews, photographing, transcribing and recalling, the writer has painstakingly projected the heritage of the Mankon humans and exterior family in order that electorate of Mankon and their neighbours comprehend who they're and what they're imagined to personal, as a way 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 existence; no longer forgetting her contacts with colonizers. bankruptcy on its half is an ex-ray of Mankon social existence 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 publication culminates with the issues Mankon faces as a result of urbanization and conflicts along with her neighbours like Nso’ngwa and (Ba)Mendankwe in bankruptcy Five.
This ebook is an exploratory and anthropological exhibit of the cultural history of the Mankon nation. the writer feels this vibrant and assorted tradition and historical past, which hitherto were passed down verbally from iteration to new release may possibly 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 so as to evade 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 keep away from clash because the denomination ‘Bamenda’ bearing on the realm now occupied through Bamenda I, II, III and past, and inherited from the colonial management, truly capability 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