Monday, April 11, 2016

Up with Geography: Cameroon





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

Water Borders:
Gulf of Guinea, Lake Chad

Total Area:
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

Famous Person:
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.


Patricia said...

That movie sounds really interesting! I also appreciate the number of vowels in the capital's name.

balyien said...

It does, doesn't it? Sometimes I think to myself, "Maybe my next movie project should be watching all the films I list in my geography project" but I don't think it's very feasible. I can't even do my Alan Rickman project because it's too hard to get a lot of his films through legal means (and I'm not keen on the illegal ones).