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