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John Dinga

Obsession with bread and butter issues has surely taken a toll, I think. To put it in other terms, as one of my congeners aptly put it, in the evolution of Homo sapiens camerunensis, a stage has reached where the stomach has virtually taken over functions originally intended for the brain, a phenomenon treated with levity and mirthful laughter and even baptised "belletics".

The inquiring mind is for another time. If you try to engage a lecturer of UB with the most basic debate on the paradoxical coexistence of unemployment and so many things that need doing in the city, a ready-made answer typical of herd mentality is quickly offered you - people educated to serve colonial needs cannot create anything - and before you venture to throw in a follow up question, you are hastily abandoned as your listener rushes to watch the Cup of Nations match in which Cameroon is not doing particularly well.

IBM

When one becomes indolent for long, indolence takes control of him for life. Maybe that is the situation here, especially where the brain knows what to do but the stomach is in control, so the brain succumbs so as to exist. So we are talking here of politics of existence.

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