Africa at Noon on October 18, 2017

“Africa, France, and the Future: Exile in Ndjolé (Gabon), ca. 1900″

Gregory Mann
Professor of History
Columbia University

Time and Location

12:00pm, 206 Ingra­ham Hall, 1155 Obser­va­tory Drive, Madi­son, WI


Just before the year 1900, three prominent West Africans crossed paths in Gabon, where the French colonial power had sent them in exile. Each represented a distinct path towards a Franco-African future. This paper focuses in particular on the figure of Samory Touré, who died there.


Gregory Mann (History, Columbia University) is the author of From Empires to NGOs in the West African Sahel: the Road to Nongovernmentality and Native Sons: West African Veterans and France, as well as numerous articles. He is a co-editor of the Journal of African History.