|African continent. Cameroon outlined|
in dark ink & shaded.
|A close-up of Cameroon & its neighbors.|
Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea
Gulf of Guinea, Lake Chad
183,569 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Douala, Yaounde, Bamenda, Bafoussam, Garoua
Famous Geographical Point:
Mount Cameroon, an active volcano that most recently erupted in 2012
Manu Dibango, musician (saxophone & vibraphone)
Book Set In/About:
Dog Days: An Animal Chronicle by Alain Patrice Nganang
A look at tumultuous early 1990s Cameroon, through the eyes of a dog.
Movie Set In/About:
"Chocolat" (1988), directed by Claire Denis
No, not the Johnny Depp movie. This movie features one woman's recollection of her childhood in colonial Cameroon, where she learned the intricacies of class and racism through her relationship with her family's houseboy.
Headline of the Day:
"Boko Haram Violence, Climate Change Drive Hunger in North Cameroon" on Reuters.