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Nation without narration : history, memory, and identity in post-colonial Cameroon /
Ramon A Fonkoué.
imprint
Amherst, New York : Cambria Press, [2019]
description
261 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1604979666, 9781604979664, 9781621964827
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imprint
Amherst, New York : Cambria Press, [2019]
isbn
1604979666
9781604979664
9781621964827
abstract
"This book traces the roots of the current turmoil and sheds light on overlooked factors impacting nation building in post-colonial Cameroon. It demonstrates the urgency of cross-disciplinary work on African societies and the continued relevance of postcolonial criticism as a theoretical framework. It extends the postcolonial critique inaugurated by Homi Bhabha's Nation and Narration into twenty-first-century sub-Saharan Africa. It also reframes the question of modernity and development in this context, suggesting an approach with bearing on people's lived experience. This study draws from a diversity of fields-political science, literature, history, cultural studies, and postcolonial studies-to demonstrate the limitations of a philosophy of nation building that turned into state consolidation. It is a timely study on Cameroon's currently volatile situation that is applicable to other postcolonial contexts, in Africa and elsewhere"--
catalogue key
13113431
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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