Thursday, February 08, 2007

Dining with Chiefs





After the Fon's (traditional chiefs) dance at the Mankon Palace, we were lucky enough to sit down at a reception with the Fon himself. We were first escorted to one of the waiting rooms then soon after to a different one. We waited around, not sure if we could talk or not. Then the Fon entered the room. For those people who are of the village, or know the tradition, should do their traditional greeting. In this case, everyone stood and clapped (I think it was 3 times). After snacking on peanuts, grilled meat, and small sandwiches we had a small discussion with the Fon.

In the picture with the two men sitting side by side, the man on the right is the Fon of Mankon, and the man on the left is another fon (I believe Bali or Bafut..can't remember...I should really write these things down).

In the room were 3 large pictures Fons, including the current one, his father,and his grandfather.

3 Comments:

Blogger dsp10 said...

Jenny,
your blog is just incredible - no words come to mind to describe how enjoyable reading through your blogs is - the pics are superb, and you are indeed discovering the real cameroon; please do carry on sharing your experiences with us!!! take good care!
Mich

5:05 PM  
Blogger Oliver said...

Hello Jennifer,
Thanks for the posts. I learn something about cameroon each time you post. Keep it up. Getting alot of cool points with my girlfriend by knowing certain things about her country.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Oliver said...

Hello Jennifer,
Thanks for the posts. I learn something about cameroon each time you post. Keep it up. Getting alot of cool points with my girlfriend by knowing certain things about her country.

8:22 PM  

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