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Decolonising the Intellectual: Politics, Culture, and Humanism at the End of the French Empire

Jane Hiddleston


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, however, their project was fraught with tensions that fo ... More

Keywords: Intellectual, Colonialism, Decolonisation, Francophone, Humanism, literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781781380321
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781380321.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Hiddleston, author
University of Oxford