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Author Lecocq, Jean Sebastian.

Title Disputed desert : decolonisation, competing nationalisms and Tuareg rebellions in northern Mali / by Baz Lecocq
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 433 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Afrika-Studiecentrum series ; v. 19
Afrika-Studiecentrum series ; v. 19
Contents Contents; List of photos; List of tables; Acknowledgements; On terminology, spelling and pronunciation; List of terminology; Abbreviations and acronyms; An overview of the movements; Sources; Introduction; 1. Creating Mali; 2. Race, stereotypes and politics; 3. Mali's mission civilisatrice; 4. Alfellaga; 5. Revolution: Teshumara and Tanekra(1968-1990); 6. Rebellion: Al-Jebha (1990-1996); 7. Conclusions; Epilogue; References; Index
Summary This book deals with the relation between the Malian state and the Tuareg people in the late 20th century, which has been characterized by three violent uprisings against Malian authority by Tuareg nationalists: between 1963 and 1964, between 1990 and 1996, and again between 2006 and 2009. In presenting a detailed history of this conflict between an African state and a people inhabiting it involuntarily, a number of social and political tensions are brought to the fore which haunt all of the Sahel today: the heritage of slavery, local and European concepts of race and the racialisation of social and political relations, colonial rule, the inchoate process of decolonisation, and the presence of competing nationalist forces in one postcolonial state. --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Government, Resistance to -- Mali.
Insurgency -- Mali.
Nationalism -- Mali.
Tuaregs -- Government policy -- Mali.
Tuaregs -- Mali -- Government relations.
Tuaregs -- Mali -- History.
Mali -- History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010040340
ISBN 9004190287 (electronic bk.)
9789004190283 (electronic bk.)