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Published: 01 June 2021

240 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781800348400

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Past Imperfect

Time and African Decolonization, 1945-1960

Pierre-Philippe Fraiture

Liverpool University Press

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP

  • One of the very few books on temporality and African decolonization
  • Offers new trans-colonial perspectives on the development of francophone African thought in French and Belgian colonies from sub-Saharan Africa
  • Uses little-known sources by African, French, and Belgian intellectuals from different disciplines (history, social anthropology, linguistics, aesthetics and philosophy)
  • Offers a rare focus on the dialogues between African and Africanist intellectuals in the immediate post-WW2 era
  • Provides an interdisciplinary analysis of the links between scholarship and racism from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century