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

Monique's Musings

January 10, 2022
Want to have a successful year? How are you defining success?
What if I told you, there's a way to guarantee you have a successful 2022? Well, I can; because a successful year all depends on how you define success. Here's a definition I recommend.
March 1, 2020

Dear Fellow Cameroonians, Do us a Favor and Educate Yourself this Women’s Month!

As someone who is very vocal about being a feminist and someone who teaches feminist studies, I would get tagged on Facebook posts meant to ‘trigger’ […]
September 11, 2019

An Open Letter to Myself and other Cameroonians Like ME Who May Need Some Hope

To you, the young start-up CEO with bold dreams and drive and talent struggling to survive in a country that is outright discouraging for business To […]
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, […]
July 31, 2018

Travelogue: S.A has me thinking we’re cursed… but not for the reason you think

It’s been a while since I’ve written a travelogue, a post about a travel experience. Well, as I’m presently studying in South Africa and will likely […]
July 22, 2018

How a Reading Challenge Led to a Lifestyle Change…

Somethings we know, but don’t know. You know? Like we all know we could do more if we spend the first hour of our day effectively.  […]
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- […]
November 13, 2017

What Chapter of Life are You On?

The practice of giving themes to a year is not a new one, it has been customary for many people across the world for ages. In […]
May 23, 2017

Takeaways from ‘The Struggle’

I recently wrote a piece for This is Africa on the lessons my experience of living under the Internet ban left me with. You can read […]