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Cover -- Title page -- Copyright page -- About the cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue: Scholarly background and research bearings -- Chapter 1 - Language and education: fault lines appear -- Language In Cameroon, 1960-1990: Bilingual Policy, Multilingual Practice -- An Experiential Profile -- Language Use and Policy, 1844-1961 -- Bilingual Policy since 1961 -- Multilingualism in theory -- Multilingualism in Practice: The Organizational Framework -- Multilingualism in Practice: Perspectives from the Field -- Official Responses to Multilingualism -- Appraisal and Conclusion -- End Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 2 - Abbia and culture's chasms -- Building the Republic through Letters: Abbia: Cameroon Cultural Review, 1963-82, and Its Legacy -- I. Abbia: Journal of Record and Voice for Renaissance -- II. Letters and Statecraft: A Critique Emerges -- III. "...A progressive, serene, objective and consistent outlook" -- IV. Abbia: Its Legacy and Future Bearings in Cameroon -- Acknowledgments -- Works Cited -- Chapter 3 - Politics erupts -- Cameroon's Democratic Crossroads, 1990-4 -- Background -- 1990: Opposition Challenge and Regime Response -- 1991: Party Formations, Alliances, and Confrontations -- 1992: Electoral Tests of Strength -- 1993-4: Uneasy Truce, Unresolved Crisis -- Prospects For Democratisation -- Domestic Factors -- External Pressures -- Outlook -- End Notes -- Epilogue - A quarter century's perspective -- In Memoriam -- Back cover.
This book addresses Cameroon�s culture, education and language policies since independence, scholarship on and vigorous debate about them, their bearings on different visions of national development, and their place in the political struggle between autocracy and democracy since 1990. A synoptic view of half a century�s key experiences, issues and fault lines emerges.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.