John Mukum Mbaku's Culture and Customs of Cameroon (Cultures and Customs of the PDF

By John Mukum Mbaku

ISBN-10: 0313332312

ISBN-13: 9780313332319

Cameroon, in critical Africa, has been known as Africa in miniature. it's characterised by way of extraordinary social and ethnic variety, with greater than 250 ethnicities now forming 5 significant regional-culture groupings. This quantity is the 1st to encapsulate Cameroon's wealthy indigenous and sleek customs and traditions intensive. The narrative emphasizes these points that outline its glossy state, its peoples, the original societies, their associations, and diverse existence. The origins of Cameroon's assorted tradition are traced again to many of the ethnic teams and languages in addition to the impact of eu colonialism, Christianity, Islam, and different exterior elements, together with globalization. In every one topical bankruptcy, examples from ethnic teams are offered to provide a few experience of the diversity of experiences.

Cameroon has had a turbulent and eventful smooth historical past with German, English, and French incursions, and scholars and normal readers may be in a position to comprehend the present fight for democracy submit independence. The historical past shades the big insurance of the various issues tested, from schooling, to marriage and women's roles, activities, and vacation trips, everyday life, the humanities, and masses extra. This quantity will stand because the definitive, obtainable advent to Cameroon and should be crucial for construction a well-rounded Africa collection.

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