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In search of salt : changes in Beti (Cameroon) society, 1880-1960 /
Frederick Quinn.
imprint
New York : Berghahn Books, 2006.
description
vii, 175 p.
ISBN
184545006X (acid-free paper)
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Book
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imprint
New York : Berghahn Books, 2006.
isbn
184545006X (acid-free paper)
catalogue key
5992346
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
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First Chapter
Relatively recent Bantu-speaking migrants to central Cameroon, the Beti have had an eventful history. Based on extensive interviews and traditional Beti (Fang) poetry, in addition to German and French archival sources, the author of this readable study recreates the social structure of the Beti and their self-perceptions in pre-colonial times, their disruptive encounters with first German (1880-1918) and then French (1918-1960) colonialism, until Cameroon's independence.
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Relatively recent Bantu-speaking migrants to central Cameroon, the Beti have had an eventful history. Based on extensive interviews and traditional Beti (Fang) poetry, in addition to German and French archival sources, the author of this readable study recreates the social structure of the Beti and their self-perceptions in pre-colonial times, their disruptive encounters with first German (1880-1918) and then French (1918-1960) colonialism, until Cameroon's independence.
Table of Contents
Traditional Beti societyp. 13
Social organization and the Sso ritep. 30
"In the time of major dominik" : the Beti and the Germans, 1887-1916p. 43
The German presence : traders and missionariesp. 61
The Beti and the Frenchp. 74
Times of expansion : the inland railroad, Cocoa production, the Catholic churchp. 86
The Beti from World War II to independencep. 101
Traditional Beti literaturep. 119
Aspects of traditional Beti society, by Abbe Theodore Tsalap. 126
English translation of appendix Bp. 140
Abbia stonesp. 154
Eight Beti stonesp. 157
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