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Author Quinn, Frederick.

Title In search of salt : changes in Beti (Cameroon) society, 1880-1960 / Frederick Quinn.

Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.896396 QUIN    AVAILABLE
Physical description vii, 175 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Cameroon studies ; v. 6.
Cameroon studies ; v. 6.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-173) and index.
Contents 1. Traditional Beti society -- 2. Social organization and the Sso rite -- 3. "In the time of major dominik" : the Beti and the Germans, 1887-1916 -- 4. The German presence : traders and missionaries -- 5. The Beti and the French -- 6. Times of expansion : the inland railroad, Cocoa production, the Catholic church -- 7. The Beti from World War II to independence -- App. A. Traditional Beti literature -- App. B. Aspects of traditional Beti society, by Abbe Theodore Tsala -- App. C. English translation of appendix B -- Annex. Abbia stones / Frederick Quinn -- Annex. Eight Beti stones / Frederick Quinn.
Summary "Relatively recent Bantu-speaking migrants to central Cameroon, the Beti have had an eventful history. Based on extensive interviews and traditional Beti (Fang) poetry, in addition to German and French archival sources, the author of this readable study recreates the social structure of the Beti and their self-perceptions in pre-colonial times, their disruptive encounters with first German (1880-1918) and then French (1918-1960) colonialism, until Cameroon's independence."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Beti (African people) -- Social conditions.
Beti (African people) -- History.
ISBN 184545006X (acid-free paper)