Africa's Anthropological Dictionary on Love and Understanding. Marriage and the Tensions of Belonging in Cameroon
Peter Ateh-Afac Fossungu
This book deals with love, marriage/family, and witchcraft issues but its central question remains that of whether love without understanding is love. Tackling love from much broader and interdisciplinary angles than just the love-making that most love stories usually focus on, it advances the duo of love and understanding as the foundation of any successful marriage/family. Although Momany is blessed with often easily finding this rare duo, the tensions of belonging in Cameroon have been constant and persistent challenges. The book uniquely raises and brings new and ground-breaking perspectives on its subject-matters, obviously leaving many social scientists with much to do further research on.
as the pressing reason why they needed to be together as soon as possible. For an exceedingly notable instance, on 13 March 1999 (just a month before she arrived in Canada) Schola wrote one of these letters to her husband stating in part: My dear Power: ... I left the village only yesterday because of the sacrifices they asked me to make. Many things were done on me because it was discovered that some people are preventing us from succeeding in anything with witchcraft. I worked that one also. I
gave their virginity to him (many more, he could easily detect, were equally out to do so); but mainly due to the fact that, if things took their normal course, it is one of these two (Christine especially) that would certainly have been Momany’s wife. But what happened? Could africanscience have anything to do with it? Could the unfamiliar REC Connexion also help in dispelling or fortifying the suspicion of africanscience involvement in the matter? The Strange REC (Rita-Elizabeth-Christine)
between his G.C.E. results and when he enrolled in the UNIYAO, Momany could not be accorded boursea that year. The September 1981 bombshell (see Fossungu, 2013: chapter 3) was obviously still having multiplier effects (money-wise and otherwise) up to that time and beyond. Momany had consequently moved out of the student residential quarters in Ngoa-Ékellé (where he had met straight-shooting Solomon) to a room opposite the EMIA (the Military and Armed Forces School) in Melen in order to cut cost
promises to Queenta to that effect then. It came a few years later, not simply because of the treats just described but solely because, from the interview, she seemed to share my objective of making life more worthwhile for many people without restrictions to certain relationships and places.” You can then see why Queenta and Momany had been heading for marriage despite all what was being said about her even by members of his extended royal family; and also notwithstanding some of Schola’s “eyes
81-82)? That is, would Momany’s life be different today and better (or worse) with Anna as his wife (since he would definitely have married her on occupying the post in Guinness Garoua)? Did what thereafter happen in Yaoundé (as seen in id: 8388) a clear way of saying that Momany should not have allowed the Guinness Cameroon manager make his decision for him as to when to get to the UNIYAO? If so, did he learn the decision-making lesson 15 Who then would want to even compare Annastasia’s