No Trifling Matter. Contributions Of An Uncompromising Critic To The Democratic Process In Cameroon by Godfrey B. TangwaNo Trifling Matter. Contributions Of An Uncompromising Critic To The Democratic Process In Cameroon by Godfrey B. Tangwa

No Trifling Matter. Contributions Of An Uncompromising Critic To The Democratic Process In Cameroon

byGodfrey B. Tangwa

Paperback | August 30, 2011

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No Trifling Matter is a collection of controversial, critical weekly commentary on the reluctance of a monolithic regime to yield to popular aspirations for democracy in Cameroon. In these essays written between 1990 and November 1992, Godfrey Tangwa, alias Rotcod Gobata, doesn't quibble. He comes across as a man of courage and resolve; one ready to swim upstream in a manner of a desperate midwife eager to prevent a still birth (in this case, of democracy). His column is as daring an embarrassment to Biya's "démocratie avancée" as the radio programme "Cameroon Report" (later "Cameroon Calling"), was to Presidents Ahidjo and Biya in the hey days of the "parti unique". Rotcod Gobata believes the time has come for Cameroon to graduate from a country over milked by mediocrity and callous indifference, to the paradise that it was meant to be for the poor and downtrodden. In this regard, he belongs with that rare breed of intellectuals who are genuine in their pursuit of collective betterment, and who in consequence, have opted to distance themselves from the stomach and all its trappings. This position is to be commended and encouraged, especially in a system where explanation is often mistaken for subversion, a system where the stomach is about the only political path-finder - the sole compass in use, a country where the champions of falsehood want all at their beck and call, and where a handful of thirsting palates daily jostle to share with Count Dracula the blood of the common and forgotten. Rotcod Gobata wants the new Cameroon to be rid of the ills and failures of the past five decades that have made it impossible for Cameroonians in their millions to live productive and creative lives.
Title:No Trifling Matter. Contributions Of An Uncompromising Critic To The Democratic Process In CameroonFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:244 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.55 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.55 inPublished:August 30, 2011Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9956717479

ISBN - 13:9789956717477

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