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

Monique's Musings

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 […]
February 12, 2016

What Day? What Are We Celebrating?

Hey Everyone!Halfway through the second month! How’s 2016 treating you so far? Well, in 2013 I founded a youth development association called Better Breed Cameroon, and […]
January 8, 2016

Yet another New Year Speech and a Proposed New Year Resolution

Happy New Year Readers! Hope you had a lovely holiday season. And what were the resolutions? I hope you made some because we Cameroonians desperately need […]
December 22, 2015

End of Year Reflection

The end of year is always a time of reflection, as we wonder whether we met those New year resolutions, as we grade ourselves for becoming […]
November 16, 2015


  A week ago the hashtag #33ans trended among Cameroonians on Twitter with Cameroonians speaking out on the 33rd anniversary of the ruling political party in Cameroon. […]
October 16, 2015

Returning Home Part Two: The Struggle is Real, Everywhere

I’ve been home exactly a month now. Along with the joyous reunions come the far from joyous realities. I’ve spent as much time correcting my fellow […]
August 27, 2015

Returning Home I: Redefining Patriotism

I’m going home!!! Just in case you missed the excitement, let me repeat myself: I’M GOING HOME!  *Insert wide smile here* Then here, insert a wobbly […]
August 9, 2015

Re-Blogging: What is Love

Love is something that often defines the nature of reason. So when I was approached by Girdblog alongside five other writers from all over Africa to […]
July 13, 2015

How not to be the Dreadful Bushfaller/Returnee

Given the comment someone inboxed me I may have written too much on bushfallers already. Bear with me. These are my musings and for the moment […]
July 9, 2015

Self-Trafficking, Modern Slavery or the Wrong sort of Bushfalling

Two years ago around this same month, I had a conversation with a friend. We had only recently met. She had just returned to Cameroon after […]
June 18, 2015

Our Identity and Our shame

The Transracial Trend…  Please have a look at my picture in the about section of this page. Have a good look, read the bio.     […]