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Britain, France & Africa: Legacies, Entanglements and Cultural Trajectories of Decolonization and Beyond

Start: Jun 09, 2014 08:45 AM
End: Jun 09, 2014 06:30 PM

Location: South Wing G12 Common Room, UCL

Britan France Africa Poster

The legacies of colonialism are as hotly debated as the struggle for independence was contested. Cultural, political and financial entanglement remained long after 1960 in a hazily defined ‘postcolonial moment’ which has coloured our interpretation of these events. This conference will try to tease out these transnational bonds, articulating the mindsets, beliefs and perceptions which governed the contested decolonization process for Britain and France. The reality of different aims, different beliefs and different modernities did not belie common features which linked this process across time and continents.

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