Peter Ateh-Afac Fossungu
Publisher: Langaa RPCIG (February 17, 2013)
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Cameroon is usually thought of to be Africa's mythical pathfinder. This booklet argues primarily that Cameroon can't accurately champion African cohesion and growth till it could actually adequately pursue its personal multicultural nation-building. Cameroon's luck continental-wise could depend upon its concept and perform of multiculturalism, as really mirrored in (1) the rejoicing in its historic range and the harmonious co-existence of its platforms of schooling which needs to, of necessity, be associated with (2) powerful federalization or decentralization of uniquely cultural concerns. severely reading background and schooling as elements of tradition, and for this reason, of multiculturalism, the ebook makes a few daring concepts whereas demonstrating how nation-building is incomprehensible with no the people's real historical past. It argues that Cameroon nationwide tradition can't be a countrywide tradition with no embodying the exact tradition of the English-speaking minority. the rest is not anything yet planned confusion of assimilation for multiculturalism, a confusion that's seriously tied to the country's phoney independence. Hinging on schooling (and its affiliates of bilingualism and bijuralism), the e-book demonstrates that Cameroon's over-sung cultural dualism is a charade, epitomized via the 1998 schooling legislation. instead of reaffirm Cameroon's biculturalism because it superficially avows, Cameroon's purported cultural dualism is admittedly out to efface any semblance of cultural or academic dualism which could nonetheless be resisting assimilation. the continual and protracted employment of phrases similar to biculturalism, bilingualism and bijuralism in felony texts in Cameroon is barely to confuse the foreign group, in particular from seeing precisely the type of 'ethnic detoxing' that's happening within the state.