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Tuesday, 27 March 2007

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Agbor T

Mr Minster, If I may ask; What do you mean by lecturers should be careful of what or say the way they write???????????

M Nje

BB is bigger than life. He will remain with us forever. Heros never die. BB is an idea, a way of life, a struggle....etc etc. BB represents justics and intellect. All these qualities will be forever.

Mr. Minister what do you mean when you say:

"lecturers in the higher education system to be careful on how they travel in and out of the country, as well as on what and how they write. "Quite often, and without our knowing it, it is how we travel that saves us, just as it is what we write that saves us too!!"

katakata

THE TRUTH NEVER HIDES

Truth, or some elements of it dont hide. It is a shameful thing for MEN to lie (King Arthur to Sir Bedivere)..and it is honourable to speak the truth.

If you hide truth in a hole, the wind comes and blows away the plug and whispers it to the whole wide world( remember King Midas).

If you seal the "mouth" of Truth, it comes out through its anus.

Mr Minister, it is good you have an anus that would force the truth out..at least giving us ideas, and confirming our remote suspicions about BB,s death.

BB did not write what you and your regime would want him to write( praises to your daemon god popol).

So according to your own suggestions, BB died because of the things he wrote, since I can tell he wasnt the one behind the steering.

Thank you Mr Minister for shedding light on this enigma...

Just how many more shall your despotic regime kill...

YOU SHOULD CARELESS MR. MINISTER ON HOW YOU SQUANDER STATE FUNDS AS YOU TRAVEL IN AND OUT OF THE COUNTRY...

WHAT A SHAME!!!!

katakata

Bill

May his soul rest in peace. His death is a big lost in the Cameroon society

Bill

May his soul rest in peace. His death is a big lost in the Cameroon society

Neba Fuh

"Dr. Bate Besong was, without doubt, one of the greatest names in Cameroonian and African writing. Dr. Besong died en route to obtain a visa for an international conference in America,"...

…"Quite often, and without our knowing it, it is how we travel that saves us, just as it is what we write that saves us too!!"

These are the utterances of the Higher Education Minister of Cameroon at the funeral of the learned scholar- Dr Jacobs Bate Besong.

If 'logic in truth' is anything to go by, then one is not suppose to praise his fellow man at his funeral, except he could have done same if he was alive.

For the Minister to describe Dr BB as '...without doubt one of the greatest names in Cameroonian and African writings'; but whose administration allegedly stifled a golden opportunity Dr BB had to dissipate his knowledge abroad, in a Fulbright Fellowship last year; is a cause for concern.

The Minister's use of the verb 'save' in the second quote is an intentional polemic raised to judge Dr BB's demise from the choices he made. The Minister is callously interpreting the causative effects on the courses we choose in life. What a display of intellectual cramp from the so called Minister.

Without going into the flimsy argument of who determines how long man lives on earth, I would like to make the following points to the 'eternal' Minister:

1) Most great men have always quitted this earthly stage in spectacular ways. e.g Jesus , the Christ; Martin Luther King, President Kennedy , Steve Biko, etc.
These people made choices that put them on the steering wheel, while cowards like the Minister are always lost in the wagon's crowd. They led while you, Mr Minister, always follows. Mr Minister, you are a follower-that is your choice; or else you won't have been eating the maggots from wounds of the oligarch in Yaounde. Mr Minister, I am sure you know 'how' to travel and 'what' to write, so that you will live forever. What a callous mind!!!

Dr Jacobs Bate Besong is a legend- a rare gem. His works ‘save’. His choices are exemplary. His struggle will not stop.

You can kill the flesh, but not the spirit.
Here, we have their errand boy mimicking the words of the plot masters... Go party in Yaounde with Madame and Co, but remember your nightmares will always be clouded with the ideals BB preached; and then tomorrow you will answer in the people's courts even if you decide to live FOREVER. Intellectual coward!!!!

Mr Minister,'Yours Truly' would not have invited you to his funeral, if that were possible. Your realm and his, cannot cross. You live in a realm of continual denial while 'Yours Truly' was emancipated from mental slavery.

Let me remind you, Mr Minister that the only common denominator we share is mortality. You may claim to know the 'how' and the 'what' to postpone the inevitable, but why can you not just eliminate physical death? keep your cheap lessons from your unsolicited 'gnostics' , 'mystics' and 'marabouts' to yourself.

Jacobs Bate Besong's exit leaves an indelible influence. He quitted doing what he loved most, just like the American astronauts on board the space shuttle 'Columbia' who lost their lives, while returning to Earth(February 1, 2003).

Jacobs BB lives on.

Neba-Fuh
snebafuh@yahoo.com

Ma Mary

Honorable minister's statement indeed sounds like a thinly veiled threat to his audience of academics and students. Write hosannas to the fake emperor in Yaounde or what? Is this the same chap who tried to impose a list of unqualified students into the UB Medical school? The slain students' blood has scarcely dried when he comes to gloat.

Pay no heed to the pathetic toad.

casara

BB's family
My heartfelt condolences goes out to y'all.
I read with lots of sorry your comments about your courageous and intelligent father in this forum and couldn't stop tears from running down my cheeks.
I want to believe i was the first person in this forum to read about BB's death.In fact,i could not believe the story and thus found it very defficult making comments.

Well,we now beleive BB and friends did actually pass away.

May y'all keep his work afloat.Make sure the flame keeps burning.
Be courageous and don't worry God is in control.

vally England

The minister assertions only goes go confirm the fear that BB was murdered. The fear of his pulling factor, with his inginuity and creativity scared the CPDM junta must have been.
In the united State BB would shouted loudest about the Anglophone problems. CENNER, must have done all to silence him.
Mr minister, where is the driver of the timber truck? who owns the company of the Timber truck? Can we have the names of those CENNER workers in Edea/douala? Retarliation will be metted with equal force.
Rest assured BB will be back hunting his Killers,we know them and they know themselves.
Watch this space.
Vally England.

mk the southerner

That was a good one Vally. Who knows the truck
driver might be now in one of the luxurious hotels in France waiting for temperaments to coll before he comes for his next Southern Cameroonian victim. Who knows it might be your father this time or mine lets keep our fingers crossed. MK the Southerner.

Roki of Shanghai

I said it. I was hoping that this time, it would be a "natural death" and the minister has just confirmed it.In my useless country, the government has the right to snuff out the lives of those who write against them.When they get hold of such people's travel itinerary, then timber trucks will suddenly appear on their way to the embassy.
The ministers' message is loud and clear.He carries this from Etoudi, "if you want to be the next Bate Besong,then this will be your fate".
Courage brothers do not stumble.
The truth about Bate Besong's car being crushed by an "unidentified" timber truck is coming to light.

TRUTH PRESSED TO EARTH SHALL RISE AGAIN AND IT IS NOT DIFFERENT IN THE CASE OF ACE WRITER,POET,DRAMATIST BATE BESONG.......BEST BOY.RIP

Roki of Shanghai

I said it. I was hoping that this time, it would be a natural death but i was mistaken and the minister has just confirmed that.The "timber-truck-crushed-BB's-Car" theory honestly doesn't make much sense to me.
In my useless country, the government has the right to snuff out the lives of those who write and criticise their regime's corruption and unholy marriage to English Cameroon.When they get hold of such people's travel itinerary, then timber trucks suddenly appear on their way to the embassy.
The ministers' message is loud and clear.He carries this from Etoudi, "if you want to be the next Bate Besong,then this will be your fate".
Courage brothers do not stumble.
The truth about Bate Besong's car being crushed by an "unidentified" timber truck is coming to light.

TRUTH PRESSED TO EARTH SHALL RISE AGAIN AND IT IS NOT DIFFERENT IN THE CASE OF ACE WRITER,POET,DRAMATIST BATE BESONG.......BEST BOY.RIP

naddy

We missed you BB. May you rest in peace. Amen

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