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

Monique's Musings

February 12, 2017

What’s happening in Cameroon? Learning, I hope

On the 10th of October 2016, Lawyers in two out of ten regions in the country went on strike/industrial action, after giving the government fair warning […]
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 […]
November 30, 2016

Straight Outta My Bookshelf: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

I consider myself an avid reader, but I must guiltily confess that I read as means of escape and entertainment than I do for the purpose […]
November 1, 2016

An Ode to Those We’ve Lost

Last month I visited the United States briefly. After having spent almost seven years of my childhood there and returning home to Cameroon indefinitely, this trip […]
September 9, 2016

Murdering Poverty: A review

Ever heard of the ‘development-aid debate’? Well unless you are a follower of politics, news, or a scholar of the humanities, you may not recognize the […]
August 25, 2016

My ‘Returnee Anniversary’: 15 Reasons I Love My Country

The day was 25thAugust 2001. I was less than three months shy of 12 years old, or as I often reminded people- I was a pre-teen. […]
July 19, 2016

How Not to Love: Advice a Cameroonian Woman is Given in Point Form

Have you ever wondered why people find it so easy to tell women what to do and not do? Particularly as concerns their bodies, their emotions […]
June 27, 2016

MTN Nights: A Love Story

It all began with an MTN Cameroon deal, Free SMS Nights,  which enticed customers to give up their sleep for seven hours of toll free messages. […]
May 9, 2016

Learning to Love Mother

In Africa, my part at least, hating your mother is a taboo. “How can you trust someone who dislikes their own mother?” one of my cousins […]
April 19, 2016

Straight Outta My Bookshelf: Boundless by Kefen Budji

Those who know me, know I love reading. Most however, are unaware of what I consider to be my guilty pleasure; I read more pop-fiction than […]
March 12, 2016

An Open Letter to My Sisters on Internalized Sexism and Sisterhood

Dear Sisters,  How are you? How is Women’s Month treating you?  Permit me tell you a story.  One of my clearest memories from my undergraduate studies […]