By Christopher Chi Che
it's precise Mankon were an anti-colonial jingoist who fought opposed to Zintgraff and the Germans and defied the British; yet earlier than, she used sheer strength to oblige different small villages and clans right into a Mankon Confederation. yet that used to be, on the subject of anti-colonialism, to protect her sovereignty and with regards to a Confederation, to represent an outstanding block to stem any exterior aggression. as a minimum, those are issues of previous and Mankon and her neighbours have each curiosity to keep up the peace within the area. we don't decide upon our neighbours, so as soon as neighbours, we needs to endeavour to cohabit peacefully.
via a systematic approach to info assortment in terms of interviews, photographing, transcribing and recalling, the writer has painstakingly projected the background of the Mankon humans and exterior family in order that voters of Mankon and their neighbours comprehend who they're and what they're presupposed to personal, as a way to stem clash within the area.
bankruptcy one among this ebook 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 lifestyles from start via marriage and loss of life to faith. bankruptcy 3 examines the Mankon political set-up and constitution, whereas bankruptcy 4 treats her financial system. The e-book culminates with the issues Mankon faces because of urbanization and conflicts together with her neighbours like Nso’ngwa and (Ba)Mendankwe in bankruptcy Five.
This booklet is an exploratory and anthropological exhibit of the cultural history of the Mankon state. the writer feels this vibrant and assorted tradition and background, which hitherto were passed down verbally from new release to new release might face endangerment if no longer 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 as a way to avoid disruptive land/boundary disputes which could jeopardize the much-cherished peace within the zone. He argues cogently, Cameroon’s management may possibly switch nomenclature to dodge clash because the denomination ‘Bamenda’ bearing on the realm now occupied by means of Bamenda I, II, III and past, and inherited from the colonial management, really capacity 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