- Title Pages
- Notes on contributors
1Gaston Defferre’s Loi-Cadre and its application, 1956/57: last chance for a French African ‘empire-state’ or blueprint for decolonisation?
2A vocation for independence: Guinean nationalism in the 1950s
3French officials and the insecurities of change in sub-Saharan Africa: Dakar, 19 August 1960 revisited
4‘Saving French West Africa’: the French army, African soldiers and military propaganda during the 1950s 1
5The French Army and Malian independence (1956–1961)
6Transfer of military power in Mauritania: from Ecouvillon to Lamantin (1958–1978) 1
7Franco-African security relations at fifty: writing violence, security and the geopolitical imaginary
8French coopération in the field of education (1960–1980): a story of disillusionment
9Jacques Foccart, Eminence grise for African affairs
10Whitehall, the French Community and the Year of Africa: negotiating post-independence diplomacy in West Africa
11A transnational decolonisation: Britain, France and the Rhodesian problem, 1965–1969
12The changing boundaries of resistance: the UPC and France in Cameroonian history and memory
13A fragmented and forgotten decolonisation: the end of European empires in the Sahara and their legacy
14Through the prism of the cinquantenaire: Côte d’Ivoire between refondation and Houphouët’s legacy
15Chad’s political violence at 50: bullets, ballots and bases
- (p.1) Introduction
- Francophone Africa at fifty
- Manchester University Press
The introduction describes how this collection brings together the scholarship of leading international specialists on African and French imperial history, political science and related fields to offer fresh perspectives on this process. It is the first systematic attempt at characterizing networks and links that, for the populations of large parts of the African continent, have lost none of their importance.
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