The End of French Rule in Cameroon is a study of the decolonization movement in Cameroon. It analyzes the reforms introduced by France in Cameroon after World War II, the circumstances surrounding the unsuccessful attempt of the UPC to seize independence by force, and the subsequent eradication of this party by an alliance of Franco-Cameroonian forces. The book shows the length that the French were prepared to go in order to leave Cameroon in the hands of a government that would be sympathetic to their interests. The research is based upon documents found in Cameroon, France, and the United States. It will expand the existing limited literature in English on the historiography of Cameroon and will also be useful for instructors teaching courses related to modern and contemporary Africa in general and decolonization in (French) black Africa in particular, as well as all interested in these subjects.
Publisher: University Press of America
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 259 g
Dimensions: 231 x 155 x 10 mm
This is a clearly written and engaging work that will provide students and scholars with a wealth of information and will greatly contribute to Cameroon's historiography. -- Therese Olomo, University of Yaounde
Comprehensive and convincing, The End of French Rule in Cameroon is a big boost to Cameroon's history. Historians in general and Africanists in particular will find it a valuable resource. -- Elias Bongmba, Rice University
A magnificent achievement, The End of French Rule in Cameroon succeeds in drawing upon a wide variety of sources and perspective to provide a deeply textured narrative history of the decolonization movement in Cameroon. -- Emmanuel Mbah, CUNY, College of Staten Island