This book analyses the work of six francophone intellectuals writing in the lead-up to the decolonisation of many of France's colonies in the 1950s and 60s. While figures such as Senghor, Césaire, Fanon, Amrouche, Feraoun and Kateb were all educated, indeed immersed, in French culture and language, they intervened in political debates surrounding decolonisation and sought to contribute to the reinvention of local cultures in a gesture of resistance to the ongoing French presence. Despite their pivotal role during this period of upheaval ... Read more
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