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The life and times of a Cameroonian icon : tribute to Lapiro De Mbanga Ngata man

Author: Peter Wuteh Vakunta
Publisher: Bamenda, Cameroon : Langaa Research & Publishing CIG, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the celebration of one man's vendetta against a cancerous regime that thrives on the rape of democracy and human rights abuses. Lapiro de Mbanga, born Lambo Sandjo Pierre Roger on April 7, 1957 was a conduit for social change. He fought for change in his homeland and died fighting for change in Cameroon. Lapiro believed in the innate goodness of man but also had the conviction that absolute power  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Vakunta, Peter Wuteh.
Life and times of a Cameroonian icon : tribute to Lapiro De Mbanga Ngata man.
Bamenda, Cameroon : Langaa Research & Publishing CIG, ©2014
xiv, 189 pages
Named Person: Lapiro de Mbanga
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Wuteh Vakunta
ISBN: 9789956791354 9956791350
OCLC Number: 884544998
Description: 1 online resource (206 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgement; Preface; Chapter 1 --
Theorizing Orality and Human Rights in Cameroon and Africa; Chapter 2 --
Lapiro parle: Entretien avec le Professeur Vakunta; Chapter 3 --
Entertaining Political Dissent in Cameroon; Chapter 4 --
Lapiroisms: Language of Resistance in Cameroonian Music; Chapter 5 --
Anti-establishment Lyrics of Lapiro, Valsero, and Elwood; Chapter 6 --
Fictionalizing the Rebel Art of Lapiro de Mbanga; Chapter 7 --
Eulogies and Obituaries for the fallen Hero; Chapter 8 --
Epilogue: Carton rouge de Lapiro à Paul Biya. Works citedIndex; Back cover.
Responsibility: Peter Wuteh Vakunta.

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This book is the celebration of one man's vendetta against a cancerous regime that thrives on the rape of democracy and human rights abuses. Lapiro de Mbanga, born Lambo Sandjo Pierre Roger on April 7, 1957 was a conduit for social change. He fought for change in his homeland and died fighting for change in Cameroon. Lapiro believed in the innate goodness of man but also had the conviction that absolute power corrupts absolutely. He was noted for contending that ""power creates monsters."" His entire musical career was devoted to fighting the cause of the downtrodden in Cameroon. He composed s.

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