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Monthly Blog/Vlog Posts Recording reality as a Cameroonian woman, Writer, Academic, Advocate, and Believer

Monique's Musings

April 13, 2019

An Ode to the Angry Feminist (March 2019’s Missing post II)

Each March,  in celebration of women’s month I do a post related in some way to feminism or the women’s movement. As with the last post […]
January 28, 2019

“How is Home?” You Ask

Since returning home early last month, nearly all my conversations begin with the same recurrent question; how is Cameroon/home? Roughly eight weeks later, I still haven’t found […]
December 17, 2018

The Police Are Not Your Friend, Not Here, Not There, Not Anywhere.

How would you identify a good country? This question or something similar to it has come up in several conversations with friends recently. In the wake […]
September 30, 2018

What is happening Cameroon? II

Dispatches from home read like material for a great historical fiction manuscript. You easily imagine the Whatsapp voice-notes with either news of military abuse of power, […]
May 29, 2018

The Extravagance of Black Forgiveness

A friend of mine recently asked me why I haven’t written about the situation back home. He said he “wished I was still back home because […]
January 18, 2018

Musings on 17th January

The 17th of January will forever hold meaning for me. For one, it’s the birthday of a close friend and founding member of Better Breed Cameroon- […]
December 30, 2017

So… What did 2017 teach you?

Earlier this year, I wrote on the development of the now year-long crisis which has plagued the Anglophone regions of Cameroon. I outlined the emergence of […]
October 4, 2017

So This is How it Starts?

When you watch Hotel Rwanda, one of your first thoughts is: this story is incomplete. How did they get there, that early scene? How do a […]
March 17, 2017

No-Internet Cameroon: Two months on

On the evening of 17th January 2017, two regions in Cameroon- one of which is my permanent domicile- were indefinitely cut off from internet access. Today […]
January 24, 2017

The Silent Majority

August of this year shall make five years of my blogging here on Musings. It was in August of 2012 during a trip to Nigeria for […]
December 17, 2016

Imagining My President’s New Year Message- A Christmas Wish

I have been unable to do any real writing for weeks now. Between losing several friends and experiencing a peaceful strike turn into a brutal scary […]