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Realities of Debate as Development: Dispatches from Cameroon

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Realities of Debate as Development: Dispatches from Cameroon

Foa.com Lilia Kilburn An ethnographic approach to understanding extant barriers to the integration of debating societies from developing countries into the global debating community. On November 6th, 2012, I picked up a copy of one of Cameroon’s leading Anglophone newspapers and spotted the following headline: “As Americans Reelect Obama, Cameroonians Celeberate [sic.] Thirty Years of Paul Biya.” When I asked the newspaper vendor whether the publishers were making a joke