Atlanta 2019 OCA-USA National Convention - Angels For Orokoland
Convention Guest Speaker
Dr. Doreen Mekunda is a senior lecturer of African Literature in the department of English, Faculty of Arts, University of Buea. She holds a BA Hons in English and a MA Degree in African Literature from the University of Buea; a DEA( Diplôme D'Etude Approfondies) and a Ph.D. in African Literature with specialization in Oral Literature from the University of Yaounde, Cameroon.
Her areas of teaching and research are African literature/Oral literature and traditions, cultural studies and African religious beliefs, with particular interest on Oroko Oral literature. Her research in African literature focuses on a number of divergent areas, notably collection, classification, documentation of oral material, social language and literacy background, oral artist and performance, and the meaning and philosophical content of such material.
Dr. Mekunda has published scientific papers in both local and international peered reviewed journals with the most recent being " Tradional Shrines and Artifacts in Oroko Land: The judicial, social and ethical significance", Int’l Journal of Literature and Culture, 5(3), 2018. Other scholarly work include:
- Oral Literature and the Education of the Girl child: The Case of Oroko, Bafaw and Balong of the South West Region of Cameroon.
- Oroko Oral Poetry: A Study of Disongo Songs
- Oroko Oral Poetry as a Didactic tool in the Education of the Cameroonian Girl Child
- African Orature: Perspectives and Globalisation, The Case of Oroko Proverbs
- Oral Narratives and Transgression: The Case of Oroko Folktales
- The Biblical Ancestral Stone: African Traditional Religion Revisited
- Storytelling as an Artistic Discourse Strategy in Conflict Resolution
- Cultural Studies and Social Transformation
- Oral Poetry: An Effective Learning Tool in Early Literacy Programs
- The Role of Ancestors in the Practice of Traditional Medicines in Oroko Land.
Apart from her research and teaching functions, she has held a number of institutional responsibilities as coordinator for the Intensive English Language Course and the English Language Proficiency Test for the past four years. She is currently the coordinator of Long Essay Supervision for undergraduate students.
Dr. Mekunda is a frequent presenter at international conferences in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and the United States.
Atlanta 2019 - Convention Guest Artist
Oroko – Itongi Basusu. HELP !!
Oroko Humanitarian Relief Committee
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Ba Iya, na Ba Tata, Bana ba Oroko, Oroko USA is requesting your financial assistance to help our clansmen in need in OrokoLand who have been deeply impacted following the socio-political situation in Cameroon, to provide the necessary humanitarian relief to those of them who are injured, detained, in refugee camps and homeless. We need your financial support. Your donation will mean a lot to these affected Oroko brothers and sisters. Thank you in advance.
Who Are the Orokos
"If there is one thing to acknowledge of the Orokos besides their rich cultural background and natural intelligence, it is their sense of hospitality. This spirit of hospitality has now made them to look like the Achebe’s proverbial lunatics who may be outnumbered even though they own the place. The heterogeneous nature of the ethnic group has also systematically regrouped the various clans into natural characteristics like" ( by Edmund Nofuru)
- The Intelligence of the Balues
- The Wisdom of the Ngolos
- The Oratory of the Batangas
- The Beautiful Queens of Bima
- The Handsomeness of the Mbonges
- The Tolerance of the Bakundus
- The Marvellous Singers of Balondo Banangas
- The Hospitality of the Balondo Badikos
- The Courage of the Ekombes
- The Black Magic of the Bakokos
Meet Your Exco Team ( 2017 - 2019 )
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- OCA-USA Opens Libraries In Depraved Oroko Areas In Cameroon. By: Edimo Andrew.
- OCA-USA Donates Two 40ft Medical Supplies Containers To Orokoland. By: Edimo Andrew.
- Education in OrokoLand ( By Jackson Nanje)
- Tourism in OrokoLand ( By Dr. Fred Bebe)
- Ndian Division, A Neglected Treasure ( By Edimo Andrew )
- "Welcome" in hindsight is an Oroko contradiction (By Louis Etongwe )
- My Profer on The Oroko World Conference ( Edimo Andrew)
- Translating God's Word into Oroko. Happy Hearts! ( Dan and Lisa Friesen)
- A brief Analysis of the Oroko Dialect. ( Dan and Lisa Friesen )
- Oroko Bible Translation Project. ( Dan and Lisa Freisen )
- Oroko USA 2016 School Bench Project ( Sammy Diony )
- Oroko National Projects 2009-2011 ( Dr. Mercy Mabian )
- A Profile of the Apostolic Hospital in Banga-Bakundu ( Dr. Fred Bebe )
- National Book Project. ( Dr. Mercy Mabian's - "Knowledge For the Book Of Life" Project )
What our elders say
“It took me a visit to the United States of America to once again eat plantains the way our fore-fathers used to prepare it. – That is, with the skin. But my host, unaware of this delicacy just kept apologizing to me.”
“If there is one thing to acknowledge of the Oroko people, besides their rich Cultural background and Natural Intelligence,
it is their sense of hospitality.”
News And Commentaries
Ba Iya na ba Tata, bana bua ba Oroko, It is once again a moment of immense honor for me to provide a summary of our Oroko organizational activities you entrusted in my care and where my team and I intend to take the organization to in the years ahead. I cannot fully express my […]
Mr. President of OCA USA Your Royal Highnesses; Distinguished Invitees; Dear Brothers and Sisters. I. Plan of Presentation Formalities: Permit me to first of all express my joy of being here today accompanied by my dear wife Josephine. Our presence here was neither planned nor dreamed of. But we are here by the Grace of […]
The current Anglophone crisis has so far been a true test to see if the Oroko (Ndian Division) politicians will fold into their usual docility again or rise in a rare occasion to speak truth to power. By. Jackson W. Nanje. For close to sixty (60) years since the dawn of Cameroon’s independence in […]
Where Are The Orokos?
The Orokos are found in the SouthWest Region of Cameroon, covering a large portion of the Meme and Ndian divisions. They are made up of 10 clans, each speaking their own dialect as shown in brackets.
- Balondo Ba Diko (Londo)
- Balondo Ba Nanga (Londo)
- Balue (Lolue)
- Batanga (Lotanga)
- Bima (Bima)
- Ekombe (Ekombe)
- Mbonge (Mbonge)
- Bakoko (Lokoko)
- Ngolo (Longolo)
- Bakundu (Lokundu)