1. JINABO I
About 1755 - 1785
Re: [AFOaKOM] Ghi Nafoin Do not marry in kom
by BOBE NFORMIE NKFUM, Afoakom@Yahoogroups
Fri Feb 5, 2010 4:11 am
WOINAGHEM, I want to differ with you people on this issue of Ghe na Foin not getting married. They do get married the irony is that their marriages never last till God do them part but for Funkuin's and Ayehnda-kuole (Bobe Aboh) the Biological father of Fon Yuh the first.
Funkuin is the first wain na fon that was dowried to the bride (Bobe Aboh) she later on became a nafoin when Yuh her first offspring with Ayehnda-kuole became Fon. The dowry Ayehnda-kuole paid to the bridegroom's family was a leopard and buffalo caught by him in present Meli.The bridegroom's family was the Fon and his sister Nafoin at the time. Ayenda-kuole was a (waintoh) prince born in Fuli. How his father the Fon of Kom came about labeling him Ayeahnda-kuole is another long story.
THE GERMANS ATTACK!
Eugen Zintgraff described how he was received in Kom on his arrival there from ACHAIN in 1889:
He was "suddenly surrounded by warriors who were only pacified with difficulty with the help of the old man. It seemed that the chief was piqued that Zintgraff had not asked permission to enter and wanted to see him. The BeKom seemed very excitable. The war party was led by four young men, princes perhaps, with war-shirts, feather-caps, decorated powder-horns, spears and dane-guns".
It seems that Kom "had no further contacts with the Germans until December 1901 when patrols, engaged in a punitive attack on its neighbour and rival BAFUT, crossed its border and accepted the submission of two Kom tributary chiefs, those of MEJUNG and MEJANG, erroneously believed to be BAFUT vassals".
Sub textual Interpretation of Gizzard Eating Elders in Kom Kingdom
Ok, there have been questions about who eats or does not eat chicken gizzard in a given situation within the Kom community at home or anywhere on the globe.
I was wondering if the actions of our ancestors could be seen/judged within the context in which they lived, survived and produced the kingdom (land and the people) that we have today.
Has it occurred to anyone that maybe (just maybe) it is out of LOVE that the elders made it a rule to have those parts to themselves? What do I mean out of "love"? Their actions (keeping the juicy parts of the chicken to themselves) seem selfish. Is the "give the gizzard to the elder rule" borne out of selfishness?
Now let's think about it.