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Peter Ashu


Well done. A most impressive effort. Keep up the good work.

Dibussi Tande

It is worth pointing out that the goal of this story in Bakweri folklore was to explain/justify why parents/elders selected spouses for their children rather than let the children make that choice themselves.

Emil  Mondoa

An alternative explanation has been offered for the purpose of this story:

a cautionary tale about the danger of thoughtlessly embracing strange, new flashy things and abandoning the old and familiar. Inside that all that flash, a monster could be lurking!

This is a classical Bakweri male story, if we follow Ardener's thinking ( http://www.bakweri.org/2004/03/man_mouse_ape_a.html ). It is conservative and protects the known from the unknown.


i like this story.my mum told me this one while i was growning up.itz fatastic.

Ethel Mojoko

It is refreshing to find this site. To know that Mokpwe people are making a conscious effort to keep our traditions alive brings me great joy. As a bakweri child, I have spent a good portion of my life in the US but I was fortunate enough to have grown up in Buea and Limbe. I unfortunately fear that Mokpe culture is slowly dying. I would LOVE to share mokpwe traditions with my children in the future as my grandparents, the late Emmanuel Mbonde Njie and Chistina Ewenye Molua, did with me. My family still makes a conscious effort to remind us young ones of where we came from but I fear, others not as fortunate as myself may be deprived of such a rich culture. More and more of our folklores and cultural practicesare lost from generation to generation partially due to assimilation and grossly to the failure of our elders to share some of what their parents and grandparents instilled in them. Written documentation of these folklores are very important for Bakweri youth, especially those removed from Fako. For example ( I may not remember this correctly) the story behind the name Liengu of beautiful Bakweri women..., told to me by the current Mayor of Buea, Mr. Mbella Moki Charles. Or stories relating to the meaning of our names that may sometimes be lost in translation. The name Mojoko (which I proudly carry), to my understanding, means "the protected one." Unfortunately uncovering this meaning took a great deal of research and diligence, and even so I'm not quite sure if this is the true meaning. To keep this short (joke :-)), there are many youth who would LOVE to learn more about the Bakweri culture, both Fako and non-Fako natives, but the avenues to nourish these interests are limited. Personally I wouldn't mind sharing the little I know of the rich and intriguing mokpwe culture, If provided the opportunity. Accidentally stumbling on this website has been very refreshing and I thank the founders, Editors, and Upkeepers of this website...I look forward to its continued growth.

Ethel Mojoko
A proud Daughter of Fako

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