My HOME land , a FOREIGN Land

KAMGA Constance
Posted November 18, 2020 from Cameroon

Peace will mean, i can freely travel  back to my homeland in the NorthWest region and talk , dance, cry, laugh and sleep without the sounds of gunshoots all round  my fathers house.

Peace will mean i can travel to my land of birth in the South West region not through the high seas on canoes and boats fill with fright for the appearance of armed men but through the land surface climbing on the back of a Hilux with other members of the Ndian Community, chatting and acknowledge each other despite the distance.

Peace will mean, stopping the war in the North and South West regions of Cameroon through the  dropping of weapons by whosoever that carries such to eliminate another human being.

Peace will mean our leaders making meaningful statements and taking concrete actions to stop the killings of the innocent population, especially the childeren and women who did not bargain for the war.

Peace will mean the international community not keeping silence too, because Cameroon is a member of the United Nations and therefore understand the value of human rights.

Peace will mean, involving the women by bringing them at the resolution table and see the tides turn to PEACE! PEACE! PEACE!

I missed my homeland, i missed my birthland , i missed my roots. Its been four solid years.

 

This story was submitted in response to Peace for Cameroon.

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ARREY- ECHI
Nov 19
Nov 19

Hello Constance,
How are you doing?
Thank you for taking the time to write down what peace will mean for you.
As I read through, I could help nodding at the scenes painted and how like you said, it's been four solid years these were taken away from millions!
May our collective voices be heard.

Nini Mappo
Nov 19
Nov 19

Hello Constance,
How sad that you've missed your homeland because of the war, and how much more sad that even those who are in the homeland can hardly recognize it as such, or at least what it was four years ago because of the war. In your story I see a people alienated from their homes by war, either by it being inaccessible or the concept of home, the freedom the joy and the chattering you speak of being redefined or decimated by conflict.
I am sorry that it has gone on for so long, and long for peace with you. Thank you for sharing your piece on peace.

Hello, Constance,

I weep with you and your country. I hope this nightmare ends soon. Please stay strong. You are in our prayers.

KAMGA Constance
11:31am
11:31am

Thank you sister's for the love you shared with Cameroon and with me in particular.This gives a placed in my heart to believe things will get better. I can't count how may relatives , friends and loved ones i have lost as a result of this crisis especially my grand mum who could not get her medical attention during her last days.This was because all the roads leading to the cardiac center were blocked and again, i couldnt attend her funeral due to the fear of being kidnapped or killed. Dear sisters , lets keep on praying for the return of peace to Cameroon.

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