Regarding Race, Nation, and Our Future

Written Work by Graham T. Baden

The British Dialect of Race and Nation: Postcolonial Histories of Sub-Subaltern Societies

The British Dialect of Race and Nation: Postcolonial Histories Of Sub-Subaltern Societies In the 1960s and 70s, waves of resistance swept over an empire upon which the sun had not … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Our White Fathers:” Patriarchy and Shifting Gender Roles in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1961

“Our White Fathers:” Patriarchy and Shifting Gender Roles in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1961             The twentieth-century immigration of European colonizers to Nigeria required the maintenance of a … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Algeria’s Gender Dialectic: Tradition, Autocracy, and the Pursuit of Gender Equality in Algeria, 1954–2014

Algeria’s Gender Diaialectic: Tradition, Autocracy, and the Pursuit of Gender Equality in Algeria, 1954—2014               Algeria, a nation of social contrasts and political contradictions, stands … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Critical Analysis — Three Mothers, Three Daughters: Palestinian Women’s Stories

Away from the streets of Palestine, in the kitchens and salons of Palestinian families, the private lives of Arab women are hidden from the West’s imperial gaze. As interested in … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Benjamin Franklin: Imagining an American Identity

Through the eighteenth century, colonial Americans perceived themselves in ways not dissimilar to their British counterparts. By profession, religion, and class, just as in much of the world, colonists found … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 6 Comments

Pan-African, Pan-Cameroonian: The Exceptionalism and Entanglement of Cameroon’s Independence History

    Pan-African, Pan-Cameroonian: The Exceptionalism and Entanglement of Cameroon’s Independence History   The Republic of Cameroon is known affectionately by many names. For geographic reasons, it is known in … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

Memorial Day — Forgotten Troops

This is for our forgotten troops, fallen in our wars but missing from our history books. This is for the missing memorials, for the men and women, black, coloured, and asian, … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Happy Cameroon National Day!

A message from Secretary of State John Kerry: “On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of Cameroon as you celebrate your national day on … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pan-African, Pan-Cameroonian: The Success, Influence, and Failure of the Union des Populations Camerounais

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April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Shaping Power — The Woodworks of the Luba Peoples of Central Africa

The glorious wooden carvings of the Luba peoples hold within them an indefinable power. They held kings, recorded histories, and united nations. While it is easy to grasp why the … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Presentation– Imagining a Bilingual Nation

Power Point: Imagining a Bilingual Nation PDF: Imagining a Bilingual Nation

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Imagining a Bilingual Nation: A Study of Cameroon’s Independence and Reunification at its Fiftieth Anniversary

Abstract: Considering the unique position of the Cameroons, having had three colonial rulers within the 20th century, what were the political, social, and economic reasons for the unification of Anglophone … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Ruben Um Nyobe

This man is fascinating! I wrote a paper about Cameroonian independence in 2012 (I finally uploaded it) and I really want to flesh it out with new information about Nyobe. It’s just … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Critical Analysis– The Jesuit Relations

The Jesuit Relations, collected and edited by Allan Greer, is an anthology of Jesuit missionary reports written during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. These reports accompanied the encroachment of New … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Critical Analysis — Ferdinand Oyono’s Houseboy

Ferdinand Oyono begins his haunting tragedy at the end of a Cameroonian houseboy’s life. “Brother, what are we,” Toundi Onduo asks as he enjoys his last arki, only minutes before … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 50 Comments

Throw Back Thursday – Africans of WWII

Our History Books would tell us that the Great War and its angry step-son WWII were fought on European soil and ultimately won by heroic Americans who joined the fight … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Here Goes Something

“What is a title, after all, but a concise symbol of what one hopes one has said?” What’s in a name? Would not a rose by another name smell as … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment