Friday, August 30th, 2013
I have been reading Pascal Bianchini’s superb book on Jean Suret-Canale (1921-2007), the founding father of African history in France. Suret-Canale's 1962 book Afrique noire: L’ere coloniale 1900-1945, Bianchini writes, 'made him known to a generation of African intellectuals and activists.' Quite simply Suret-Canale changed the face of African history for African activists, students and intellectuals.
Monday, May 13th, 2013
In a 2010 interview, Aristide Zolberg—the pioneer Africanist political scientist who died on April 12 at the age of 81—described his early interest in the politics of a continent in the first throes of independence: “India was...