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Title: Every Day It Will Rain… or Not: How Environmental Violence and Climate Change have Impacted the Health and Livelihood of Cameroonians
Authors: Nziga, Lazlo
Advisors: Fuentes, Agustin
Department: Anthropology
Certificate Program: Global Health and Health Policy Program
French Language and Culture
Class Year: 2023
Abstract: As climate change grows in relevance as humans begin to face and anticipate the worsening of its effects, the inequities present in various parts of the planet cannot be ignored. Colonialism is one of the forces that continues to drive the disparate experiences of environmental degradation and their impact on the wellbeing of Black people. This thesis argues that Cameroonians are owed reparations from France for the immeasurable environmental violence introduced to their societies since colonization and that remains present today as their exploitative relationship with the country persists and in the changed mindsets of Cameroonians alike. I weave together the narratives of Cameroonians on how the shifting climate has altered their health, livelihood, and ways of life with the aim to uplift stories that are not often shared, promote problem-solving, and underscore France’s responsibility for reparations.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en
Appears in Collections:Anthropology, 1961-2023
Global Health and Health Policy Program, 2017-2023

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