Negotiating an Anglophone Identity

Negotiating an Anglophone Identity A Study of the Politics of Recognition and Representation in Cameroon - Afrika-Studiecentrum Series

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Publisher's Synopsis

This is a significant and timely book on the politics of belonging. It captures, with fascinating detail and insight, the current widespread disaffection with the sterile rhetoric of nation-building that has characterised much of postcolonial African politics. Until the liberation struggles of the 1990s, dictatorship only paid lip service to democracy with impunity, often by silencing those perceived to threaten national unity. Since then, individuals and groups have reactivated claims to rights and entitlements and nowhere more so than in Cameroon. The book articulates the experiences and predicaments of the country's Anglophone community trapped in a marriage of inconvenience pregnant with tensions and conflicts.

About the Publisher



Founded in 1683, Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. The company?s head office is in Leiden, (The Netherlands) with a branch office in Boston, Massachusetts (USA). Brill?s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences.

Book information

ISBN: 9789004132955
Publisher: Brill
Imprint: Brill
Pub date:
Language: English
Weight: 449g
Height: 239mm
Width: 163mm
Spine width: 17mm