Central Africa

Douala

Art Makers (18)
Art Spaces (2)
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During German rule, the town became the capital of German Kamerun under the name of Kamerunstadt (“Cameroon City”). It was then renamed Douala after the name of the indigenous people Dua ala Ijaws (Njos) when it became part of French Cameroon. However, many of the natives migrated to the Niger Delta in Nigeria already during the Portuguese era. Around 1980 and 1990, the struggle for liberalization grew along with the country, and Douala was at the center of the civil disobedience campaign called ghost town operation (Ville Morte) during which economic activities shut down to make the country ungovernable and to force the government to allow multi-party and freedom of expression.

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Douala

Art Makers (18)
Art Spaces (2)
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Art Makers in Douala

Ajarb Bernard Ategwa

Artist

Alida Ymele

Artist

Aurelie Djiena Ymsa

Artist

Aza Mansongi

Artist

Boris Anje Tabufor

Artist

Boris Nzebo

Artist

Ernest Dizoumbe Oumarou

Artist

Hako Hankson

Artist

Herve Youmbi

Artist

Herve' Yamguen

Artist

Jean David Nkot

Artist

Joel Mpah Dooh

Artist

Koko Kemegne

Artist

Madeleine Mbida (Wilfried)

Artist

Patrice Kemplo

Artist

Rostand Pokam

Artist

Salifou Lindou

Artist

William Bakaimo

Artist
Art Spaces in Douala

Doual’ Art

Cultural Centre

Galerie MAM

Art Gallery
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