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Postcolonial or Not?

West Africa in the Pre-Atlantic and Atlantic Worlds

What do the labels “Historic period,” “historical archaeology,” and “Colonial” imply about the source materials drawn on, the time periods covered, and the conceptual vantages taken in interpre­ting the West African past? The historiographies presented are equally relevant to the understanding of the past—that is, the impacts of European contact, the Atlantic slave trade, and colo- nization—as they are to the present; the social, economic, and cultural landscapes of modernity, and how our ...


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Editor's note

This keynote address was delivered during the opening session of the International Conference on Patrimony and Identity in West Africa, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, from July 2-4, 2012.

  • Publisher : IFRA-Nigeria
  • Serie : Transnational Africa
  • Place of publication : Ibadan
  • Year of publication : 2013
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 06 mai 2019
  • EAN (Print version) : 9791092312256
  • Electronic EAN : 9791092312515
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.ifra.1517
  • Number of pages : 54 p.

© IFRA-Nigeria, 2013

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