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Revisiting the Era of Foreign Domination in Cameroon

Written by Ndesanjo Macha On 16 February 2014 @ 23:12 pm | 1 Comment

In Cameroon, English, History, Quick Reads, Sport, Sub-Saharan Africa

Dibussi Tande revisits the era of foreign domination [1]in Cameroon in the context of the Guiness Mount Cameroon Race:

The first three editions of the Guinness Mount Cameroon Race were won by local Bakweri runners. By the time of the 4th edition in 1976, an aura of superstition had already enveloped the race. There was a widely-held belief, even among non-natives, that efas’a moto, the mountain god, would never allow a “stranger” to “conquer” the sacred lair of the Bakweri people who lived at the foot of the mountain. In fact, during the first three races, there were numerous stories of supernatural happenings up the fog-covered mountain which disoriented and frightened non-native runners into submission. This would all change in 1976.


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