The longtime Cameroonian philosopher Hubert Mono NDjana has passed away at the age of 77 in Yaounde. Mono NDjana, known for his immense intellectual contributions and as a mentor to generations of Cameroonian thinkers, died in the early morning hours of Thursday after a recent accident sent him to the hospital.
Rumors of his death had circulated previously, but this time there is no doubt — one of Cameroon’s greatest modern philosophers is gone. After struggling with declining health, Mono Djana succumbed to injuries from an accident suffered days ago.
Over his career spanning decades, Mono NDjana established himself as a leading public intellectual through his prolific writings exploring philosophy, politics, and society. Some of his most renowned works analyzed the ideology of President Paul Biya and the challenges facing Cameroonian communities.
Mono Djana was a pioneering thinker who invented important concepts and frameworks still utilized by academics today. In 1987, he coined the term “ethno-fascism” to critique authoritarian trends. Additional original theories examined issues like norm violations, ethical drifts, and societal deviations.
Through his rigorous and provocative scholarship, Hubert Mono NDjana earned his place among Cameroon’s pantheon of eminent thinkers. He leaves behind a vast body of work continuing to inspire new generations of students and activists. Mono Djana’s passing marks the loss of a true visionary dedicated to intellectual progress.