Accepted paper:

Together as one

Authors:

Lamtur Tanlaka Kilian (University of Tromsø/The Arctic University of Norway)

Paper short abstract:

This film shows what a thing, a natural resource or a kola nut can mean to people (Christians, Muslims, and followers of traditional religious beliefs) in Nso society (Cameroon).

Paper long abstract:

Together as one shows the social use of kola nut in Nso' society. Nso' is the biggest Kingdom of the Western Grassfields and an ethnic group in the northeast corner of Cameroon's North West region. The Nso' population counts Christians, Muslims, and followers of traditional religious beliefs. This film shows what a thing, a nut or a natural resource, can mean to people (Christians, Muslims, and followers of traditional religious beliefs) in Nso society (Cameroon). Kola nut is an item around which the feeling, experience, sense, and lived "reality" of belonging, togetherness, being together, unity, oneness, friendship and peace is being expressed. The kola nut thus plays an important role in bringing very diverse people together, irrespective of their religion, village, quarter, or thoughts. In this sense, kola nut brings about a feeling of togetherness, fellowship, and belonging to a group.

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