"Edition de la Route des Chefferies; Edition : Editions de la Route des Chefferies (2012) # Presentation : Discover the history of the birth of Cameroon and the multiple facets of its civilizations with this unpublished work, the first important publication of the Editions de la Route des Chefferies. It is through a crossed glance between the ethnographic, artistic and architectural foundations that the authors invite us to travel in the heart of the cultural and patrimonial diversity of the country. Prefaced by Alain Foka, a leading voice of Radio France Internationale, this beautiful book is the result of a collaboration between the multidisciplinary team of the Route des Chefferies and recognized Cameroonian researchers. From the first traces of human occupation, which have come down to us thanks to archaeological excavations, to Independence, "Civilizations of Cameroon" begins by immersing the reader in the eventful and singular history of the country. After this first historical part, the beautiful book approaches each of the four great cultural areas of this territory with 250 ethnic groups. Power, art, cosmology, architecture, a simple yet complete panorama of traditional societies allows readers to discover or rediscover the extraordinary diversity of the peoples of this thousand-faceted country."