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Francophone Africa at fifty

Author: Tony Chafer; Alexander Keese
Publisher: Manchester Manchester University Press 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Explores the complexities of France's role in Africa over the past century -- .


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Chafer; Alexander Keese
ISBN: 9781526122858 1526122855 9780719089305 0719089301
OCLC Number: 1033634536
Description: 304 Seiten
Contents: Introduction - Tony Chafer and Alexander KeesePart I: Zero hour approaches1. Gaston Defferre's Loi-Cadre and its application, 1956-57: last chance for a French African 'empire-state' or blueprint for decolonisation? - Martin Shipway2. A Vocation for Independence: Guinean Nationalism in the 1950s - Mairi MacDonald3. French officials and the insecurities of change in sub-Saharan Africa: Dakar, 19 August 1960 re-visited - Alexander KeesePart II: Military transitions4. 'Saving French West Africa': The French army, African soldiers and military propaganda during the 1950s - Ruth Ginio5. The French Army and Malian Independence (1956-1961) - Vincent Joly6. Transfer of Military Power in Mauritania: From Ecouvillon to Lamentin (1956-1978) - Camille EvrardPart III: Continuities and Connections7. Franco-African Security Relations at Fifty: Writing Violence, Security, and the Geopolitical Imaginary - Bruno Charbonneau8. French cooperation in the field of education (1960-1980): A story of disillusionment - Samy Mesli9. Jacques Foccart: Eminence grise for African affairs - Jean-Pierre BatPart IV: Anglo-French Relations10. Whitehall, the French Community and the Year of Africa: Negotiating post-independence diplomacy in West Africa - Melanie Torrent11. A Transnational Decolonisation: Britain, France and the Rhodesian Problem, 1965-1969 - Joanna WarsonPart V: Nationalist trajectories, border issues and conflicted memories12. The Changing Boundaries of Resistance: The UPC and France in Cameroonian History and Memory - Thomas Sharp13. A fragmented and forgotten decolonisation: The end of European empires in the Sahara and their legacy - Berny Sebe14. Through the prism of the cinquantenaire: Cote d'Ivoire between refondation and Houphouet's legacy - Kathrin Heitz15. Chad's political violence at 50: Bullets, ballots and bases - David StyanIndex -- .
Responsibility: edited by Tony Chafer and Alexander Keese.


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