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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CAMEROON - ANGLOPHONE CRISIS: "STOP BEATING ... WE ARE AROUND A TABLE AND DISCUSS THE CONDITIONS FOR LIVING TOGETHER", CALIXTE BEYALA


Calixthe Beyala 

While Cameroon has been going through a serious socio-political crisis in its regions for more than a year Anglophones, Calixthe Beyala through a post on her facebook page throws a cry of heart.

The famous French-Cameroonian novelist expresses her great sadness about the kidnapping in the English-speaking area. She invites all the parties to sit around a table to discuss the conditions of living together.

"It's crazy to realize that some of us are taking up arms to fight against others because they are francophone or anglophone. What a shame ! What a pity! Our ancestors must turn in their graves. Since when do descendants of Bantu have to kill each other for languages ​​(beautiful of course, and which deserve to exist) for the languages ​​of the former master? Since when do Cameroonians who have glorious ancestors from the East to the West, from North to South, have to fight each other to defend a borrowed language? We are in Bantouland, did you forget it? We have our own languages, all of which have a common spine, demonstrating that we are all from the same ancestor. The Bamileke languages, Bis, Bassa, Douala and all the others have the same root and all stem from the same civilizational focus: Nigeria !!!! Let's stop fighting for what is absolutely not worth it ... Let's sit around a table and discuss the conditions of living together ... And if possible together create the Cameroonian language that will be a mix of all our languages. common origin, "she wrote

The fear of an "armed insurrection"

For over a year, the English-speaking minority, representing about 20% of the Cameroonian population, protests against what it considers marginalization vis-à-vis the central government. The most radical have taken secession for the only option. They multiply abductions of officials and attack the symbols of the state. They are clearly considered terrorists in the eyes of Yaoundé.



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