The 1961 Cameroon plebiscite choice or betrayal

Percival, John

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  • Creator John Percival ; edited by Lalage Neal
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Mankon, Bamenda, Cameroon : Langaa Research & Pub. Common Initiative Group, c2008.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (158 p.)
  • ISBNs 128319841X, 9956716685, 9786613198419, 9956716804, 995661579X
  • OCLC ocn830165471, ocn712986092


  • The United Nations-organised plebiscite on 11 February 1961 was one of the most significant events in the history of the southern and northern parts of the British-administered trust territory in Cameroon. John Percival was sent by the then Colonial Office as part of the team to oversee the process. This book captures the story of the plebiscite in all its dimensions and intricacies and celebrates the author's admiration for things African through a series of reminiscences of what life was like in the 1960s, both for the Africans themselves and for John Percival as a very young man. The comple


  • Includes appendix: The two alternatives.
  • English


  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; 1. Plebiscite; 2. Enlightenment; 3. Aghem; 4. Registration; 5. More enlightenment; 6. Revision; 7. Polling day; Epilogue; Appendix 1: The Two Alternatives; Photos; Back Cover
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