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Chapter 1. Setting the Scene: Cultural Difference and Political Rivalry in Times of Transition
Chapter 2. The Power of the Fon: Nchaney Political History
Chapter 3. From Pastoral Society to Indigenous People: Mbororo Identity Politics
Chapter 4. A Shift to Economic Competition? Farmer–Herder Conflict and Cattle Theft in the Misaje Area
Chapter 5. On Being Hausa: Consolidation of the Hausa Ethnic Category in the Grassfields
Chapter 6. Grassfielder by Birth, Muslim by Choice: Religious and Ethnic Conversion
Chapter 7. The Murder of Mr X: Legal Pluralism and Conflict Management in the Early 2000s



Masks and Staffs

Identity Politics in the Cameroon Grassfields

Michaela Pelican

260 pages, 7 tables, 7 maps

ISBN  978-1-78238-728-2 Hb Published (July 2015)

ISBN  978-1-78533-514-3 Pb Published (June 2017)

eISBN 978-1-78238-729-9 eBook