Betrayal of Too Trusting a People. The UN, the UK and the Trust Territory of the Southern Cameroons: The UN, the UK and the Trust Territory of the Southern Cameroons
African Books Collective, 15 août 2009 - 260 pages
There is a growing body of literature on what was originally envisioned as a free political association of the French and British Cameroons and its dramatic effects on the 'British Cameroons' community. Anyangwe's new book is an attempt to write the history of the Southern Cameroons from a legal perspective. This authoritative work describes in great detail the story of La Republique du Cameroun's alleged annexation and colonization of the Southern Cameroons following the achievement of its independence, while highlighting the seeming complicity of the United Nations and the British Trusteeship Authority. In the process, Anyangwe unravels a number of myths created by the main actors to justify this injustice and, in the end, makes useful suggestions to reverse the situation and to restore statehood to the Southern Cameroons. The book is rich in archival research and informed by a global perspective. It convincingly shows the uniqueness of the Southern Cameroons case.
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Table des matières
Chapter Three A Trust Betrayed by the United Nations
Chapter Four A Trust Betrayed by the British Government
Chapter Five A Black Colonialist Makes an Expansionist Claim
Chapter Six Refutation of the History Thesis
the Pebiscite in 1961
The Pretended Referendum in 1972
Chapter Nine The Bakassi Equation
Chapter Ten The Matter of Secession
Chapter Eleven Determination not by the Self but by the Other
Chapter Twelve The Independence by Joining Hoax
Chapter Thirteen Was the Southern Cameroons Ever Decolonised?
Chapter Fourteen A Historical Injustice Crying Out to be Set Right
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