AUC GEOGRAPHICA
AUC GEOGRAPHICA

AUC Geographica (Acta Universitatis Carolinae Geographica) is a scholarly academic journal continuously published since 1966 that publishes research in the broadly defined field of geography: physical geography, geo-ecology, regional, social, political and economic geography, regional development, cartography, geoinformatics, demography and geo-demography.

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AUC GEOGRAPHICA, Vol 57 No 2 (2022), 147–157

From geopolitics to anti-geopolitics: The story of Cameroonian bilingualism

Josef Kučera

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/23361980.2022.12
published online: 14. 12. 2022

abstract

The aim of the article is to examine how Cameroonian bilingualism was portrayed in academic literature and how it fit into the ongo¬ing geopolitical dynamics. The article considers two time periods for the geopolitical narrativization of African states (1960–1990 and 1990–2020). These two periods differ not only in geopolitical narrativization, but also in the shift in academic paradigms. This article employs geopolitical and anti-geopolitical approaches to show how the state’s narrative of bilingualism has been filling into the globally accepted narratives. Cameroon was chosen as the extreme case, where the two former colonial languages (English and French) share the same status, defining Cameroon as a bilingual country. The conclusion of the article is that Cameroon’s bilingual status has the ability to fit into the current geopolitical narratives. Beside the dominant narrative, there was present at least one important narrative.

keywords: anti-geopolitics; bilingualism; Cameroon; geopolitics; language policy

references (1)

1. Welch, C. E. (1966): Dream of Unity: Pan-Africanism and Political Unification in West Africa. Ithaca, N. Y.: Cornel University Press. CrossRef

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E-ISSN: 2336-1980

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