Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Caught At The Crossroads: Citizenship, Marginality And The Mbororo Fulani In Northwest Cameroon

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter reveals how the social histories and structures of particular groups combine with wider trajectories of state formation and politics in ways that shape citizenship rights and status. It aims to show that the case of the Mbororo'en resonates with the key dimensions and dynamics of citizenship debates within Cameroon, and perhaps suggests a need to rethink the contours of these debates, particularly regarding the role of marginal groups as an internal ?other' against whom dominant notions of citizenship are formed, and the importance of the ?native-stranger' divide within the local and national politics of citizenship. In terms of citizenship formation amongst the Mbororo'en, the first decades of postcolonial rule after 1961 were in part characterised by a return to the margins. The Fulani Council collapsed, and the traditional leaders of the Grassfields Mbororo'en would not gather as a collective again for nearly thirty years.

Keywords: Fulani council; Mbororo'en citizenship



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Making Nations, Creating Strangers — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation