Africa's Anthropological Dictionary on Love and Understanding. Marriage and the Tensions of Belonging in Cameroon

By Peter Ateh-Afac Fossungu

This booklet bargains with love, marriage/family, and witchcraft concerns yet its vital query continues to be that of no matter if love with no figuring out is love. Tackling love from a lot broader and interdisciplinary angles than simply the love-making that almost all love tales often concentrate on, it advances the duo of affection and realizing because the starting place of any profitable marriage/family. even though Momany is blessed with usually simply discovering this infrequent duo, the tensions of belonging in Cameroon were consistent and chronic demanding situations. The booklet uniquely increases and brings new and ground-breaking views on its subject-matters, evidently leaving many social scientists with a lot to do extra examine on.

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Either (Anglophones) have been additionally within the UNIYAO – Joan at Momany’s undergraduate years and Adela in the course of his graduate and instructing years. Their respective “victims” (Christine and Chantal), for a few unusual purposes, weren't merely highschool scholars on the time but additionally Francophones. may well Elizabeth’s brandishing of the ‘Anglophone Card’ then have a few company base? In different phrases, may well or not it's that Momany used to be consciously or unconsciously selecting Anglophones over Francophones? The behavioural scientists haven't been duly invited for not anything and that i will accordingly depart that still to those specialists to choose when they should have had a few ‘empirical info’ gathered from (1) Joan and the hot Togetherness Bar or Jonetobarism, (2) the Chantal-Adela Showdown or Chantadelamatism, (3) Four-Eyesism or the conflict among Sciences and (4) if it is sane never/always to pass judgement on B from A’s acts. Mami-Watarisation or Jonetobarism? Jonetobarism is the affection and knowing philosophical terminology that describes the results and outcomes of Joan’s New Togetherness Bar; the girl herself additionally being a normally acclaimed mami wata. Describing a woman as, or calling her, mami wata 106 can suggest certainly one of (or either) issues, one confident the opposite damaging. absolutely, it includes that she is so attractive to the purpose of defying phrases to be competently hired in portray an accurate photograph of her attractiveness and charm. at the detrimental facet and africanscientifically, it refers to her being this bewitching creature that's believed to reside in an underwater global and often comes round within the kind of a truly appealing girl to enchant and entice away males into its global the place they're imprisoned or killed. What kind of mami wata did Momany come across in Yaoundé then? Momany was once already greater than a month within the UNIYAO and, due to the fact that leaving Manjo, Christine was once regularly with him (as traditional) and influencing virtually every thing he used to be doing. She used to be already his spouse so far as he was once involved and he simply had to be able to place every little thing in position and, in her clever phrases, “come and notice my humans and get me. ” as a result of tremendous three-year hole among his G. C. E. effects and whilst he enrolled within the UNIYAO, Momany couldn't be accorded boursea that 12 months. The September 1981 bombshell (see Fossungu, 2013: bankruptcy three) used to be evidently nonetheless having multiplier results (money-wise and another way) as much as that point and past. Momany had for this reason moved out of the coed residential quarters in Ngoa-Ékellé (where he had met straight-shooting Solomon) to a room contrary the EMIA (the army and army institution) in Melen for you to reduce expense and in addition to determine how he may begin on the point of opt for Christine in the course of Christmas vacation or the subsequent. It was once as regards to a month and part after the beginning of the university-year; and he were on the EMIA new place of dwelling for approximately weeks. nonetheless trying to decrease price, Momany determined to begin taking a shortcut to campus instead of going through cab while on that fateful morning he met a Banyangi good looks, a mami wata, as a few could say.

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