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Irony And Illusion in the Architecture of Imperial Dakar
Thomas M. Shaw
077345859X
March 6, 2006
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African Sources for African History, Djinns, Stars and Warriors
Matt Schaffer
9004131248
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Senegal
Janet H. Gritzner
0791080234
February 2005
Hardcover
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In Senghor's Shadow: Art, Politics, and the Avant-Garde in Senegal, 1960-1995
Elizabeth Harney
0822333856
December 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
In Senghor’s Shadow is a unique study of modern art in post-independence Senegal. Elizabeth Harney examines the art that flourished during the administration of Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegal’s first president, and in the decades since he stepped down in 1980. As a major philosopher and poet of Negritude, Senghor envisioned an active and revolutionary role for modern artists, and he created a well-funded system for nurturing their work. In questioning the canon of art produced under his aegis—known as the Ecole de Dakar—Harney reconsiders Senghor’s Negritude philosophy, his desire to express Senegal’s postcolonial national identity through art, and the system of art schools and exhibits he developed. She expands scholarship on global modernisms by highlighting the distinctive...


Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner
Daniel L. Schafer
0813026164
March 2003
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Schafer expands on previously written material about the fascinating legend of an African princess, brought to Florida as a slave, who later became a plantation and slave owner. Basing his work on extensive documentation, including interviews with African griots, Schafer traces the history of Anna Madgigine Jai from her homeland of Senegal, where she was captured at about 13 years of age in 1806 and sold to Zephaniah Kingsley, a maritime merchant, slave trader, and later an abolitionist. Kingsley eventually married Anna, made her manager of his plantation, and fathered four children with her. Anna was an independent, enterprising woman, who managed the plantation for 25 years until expanding U.S. territory threatened race relations, the family's cohesion, and inheritance rights. The family fled to Haiti, but after her...


Adventures in Africa
Gianni Celati, Adria Bernardi (Translator)
0226099555
November 1, 2000
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In 1997, famed Italian author and essayist Celati accompanied his friend, filmmaker Jean Talon, on a journey to West Africa that took them from Mali to Senegal and Mauritania. The original purpose of their journey, to do research for a documentary on the methods of Dogon healers, soon became of ancillary importance. As Celati's diary-turned-book relates, the two white Europeans became lost and spent much of their trip wandering about unmoored. But more than a comedy of errors, Celati's book recounts the travails of a writer whose encounter with the unknown, the "other," clarifies his understanding of himself and allows him to regain a "state of self-forgetfulness" from which, Celati believes, the best writing emanates. Celati is no stranger to literary adventure. In Italy, he is best known as an experimental...


In Senghor's Shadow: Art, Politics, and the Avant-Garde in Senegal, 1960-1995
Elizabeth Harney
0822333953
December 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
In Senghor’s Shadow is a unique study of modern art in post-independence Senegal. Elizabeth Harney examines the art that flourished during the administration of Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegal’s first president, and in the decades since he stepped down in 1980. As a major philosopher and poet of Negritude, Senghor envisioned an active and revolutionary role for modern artists, and he created a well-funded system for nurturing their work. In questioning the canon of art produced under his aegis—known as the Ecole de Dakar—Harney reconsiders Senghor’s Negritude philosophy, his desire to express Senegal’s postcolonial national identity through art, and the system of art schools and exhibits he developed. She expands scholarship on global modernisms by highlighting the distinctive...


The Political Economy of Senegal Under Structural Adjustment
Christopher L. Delgado (Editor)
0275935256
March 1991
Hardcover
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Review
“This book is a welcome addition to a growing literature that critically assesses the structural adjustment initiatives of the IMF. While its conclusion is pessimistic, it strikes an admirable balance between the tendency to condemn the IMF unconditionally and the equally untenable conclusion of many observers that incumbent elites alone hold the key to progress.”–Studies in Comparative International Development

Book Description
Senegal, one of Africa's few civilian-ruled countries, offers insight into the process of national development. Sixteen essays address the interplay between economic and political forces shaping the destiny of this major African nation. This interdisciplinary approach to development is built around two main themes. One, external economic events...


Democracy in Senegal : Tocquevillian Analytics in Africa (Political Evolution and Institutional Change (Paperback))
Sheldon Gellar
1403970270
September 17, 2005
Paperback
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Review
"This book proposes a fresh way of looking at Senegalese politics and of assessing prospects for democracy in Africa. Gellar shifts the scale of analysis from an exclusive focus on the national level to a focus that considers local-level politics as well. This is a refreshing way to approach the study of politics in an African country, and it generates many useful comparisons between France, the US, and Senegal. The net result is a book that is mind-opening and provocative, and that will be interesting for university students as well as professionals who study African politics."--Catherine Boone, University of Texas at Austin

"40 years of research and travel in Senegal have made Sheldon Gellar one of the most knowledgeable analysts of that country. In this book, he uses the ideas of Alexis de Toqueville to enrich our...


The State Must Be Our Master of Fire: How Peasants Craft Culturally Sustainable Development in Senegal
Dennis Charles Charles Galvan
0520227786
June 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Over several centuries, the Serer of the Siin region of Senegal developed a complex system of land tenure that resulted in a stable rural society, productive agriculture, and a well-managed ecosystem. Dennis Galvan tells the story of what happened when French colonial rulers, and later the government of the newly independent Senegal, imposed new systems of land tenure and cultivation on the Serer of Siin. Galvan's book is a painstaking and skillful autopsy of ruinous Western-style "rational" economic development policy forced upon a fragile, yet self-sustaining, society. It is also a disquieting demonstration of the general folly of such an approach and an attempt to articulate a better, more sensitive, and ultimately more productive model for change--a model Galvan calls "institutional syncretism."


Ousmane Sembene: Dialogues With Critics and Writers
Samba Gadjigo, et al
0870238892
December 1993
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, French


State Must Be Our Master of Fire: How Peasants Craft Sustainable Development in Senegal
Dennis Charles Charles Galvan
0520235916
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Over several centuries, the Serer of the Siin region of Senegal developed a complex system of land tenure that resulted in a stable rural society, productive agriculture, and a well-managed ecosystem. Dennis Galvan tells the story of what happened when French colonial rulers, and later the government of the newly independent Senegal, imposed new systems of land tenure and cultivation on the Serer of Siin. Galvan's book is a painstaking and skillful autopsy of ruinous Western-style "rational" economic development policy forced upon a fragile, yet self-sustaining, society. It is also a disquieting demonstration of the general folly of such an approach and an attempt to articulate a better, more sensitive, and ultimately more productive model for change--a model Galvan calls "institutional syncretism."


West African Slavery and Atlantic Commerce : The Senegal River Valley, 1700-1860 (African Studies)
James F. Searing, et al
0521534526
January 30, 2003
Paperback
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Review
"This is a very important book. It integrates the history of slavery into the wider history of the region. It is well documented and skillfully argued. Perhaps most important, Searing has helped to shift our attention from raw numbers exported to the ways in which the slave trade shaped African life. He has contributed to our understanding of not only slavery, but also of Sénégalese history." African Studies Review

"...the book occupies a major niche in African and Atlantic history, as well as the more specialized field of Senegambian history, and will have a long scholarly life." David Eltis, The Northern Mariner

Book Description
The author shows how the societies of West Africa were transformed by the slave trade. The growth of the Atlantic trade stimulated the...



Growth in Senegal: A Lost Opportunity
Jean-Claude Berthelemy
9264154094
January 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Senegal emerged from colonialism with a positive potential for growth. If it is already difficult to analyze why countries experience dynamic growth, it is even more so to show how the opposite occurred. Precisely such an analysis has been undertaken in this book. This study demonstrates how early promise turned into lost opportunities and how the country came to rely on aid instead of investment. The authors demonstrate the importance of a functioning financial sector which, in Senegal, degenerated, rather than grew in line with development expectations and needs. Drawing on their analysis, they make a number of policy recommendations, demonstrating that all is not yet lost for Senegal, but that some radical adjustments need to and can be made.


Population Dynamics of Senegal
Committee on Population
0309052807
June 1995
Paperback
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Battling Siki: A Tale of Ring Fixes, Race, And Murder in the 1920's
Peter Benson
155728816X
May 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
First biography of the controversial and misunderstood African boxer Battling Siki (1887–1925) was once one of the four or five most recognizable black men in the world, and was written about in detail by such figures as Ring Lardner and his son John, Damon Runyon, and Westbrook Pegler. One can find his legacy in the name of a popular rock group, one of Che Guevara’s lieutenants, a character on Xena, Warrior Princess, and the Battling Siki Hotel in the fighter’s homeland, Senegal. Peter Benson’s biography of the first African to win a world championshipin boxing delves into the complex world of sports, race, colonialism, and the cult of personality in the early twentieth century. Born Amadu Fall, Siki was taken from Senegal to France by an actress and assumed the name Louis M’barick Fall....


God Alone Is King: Islam and Emancipation in Senegal: The Wolof Kingdoms of Kajoor and Bawol, 1859-1914 (Social History of Africa Series)
James F. Searing
0325070733
November 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The study presents African history from an African point of view, decolonizing history through its focus on Wolof historical agency, critical readings of French sources, and a Wolof-centered chronology of historical transformation.

About the Author
JAMES SEARING is Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he teaches African history.


Black Death, White Medicine : Bubonic Plague and the Politics of Public Health in Colonial Senegal, 1914-1945 (Social History of Africa)
Myron Echenberg
0325070164
October 16, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Looking at the bubonic plague in colonial Senegal between 1914 and 1945, the author examines how colonizer and colonized changed their perceptions of the epidemic over time.

About the Author
MYRON ECHENBERG is an associate professor at McGill University, where he teaches African history. He was for several years the co-editor of the Canadian Journal of African Studies and has published numerous articles dealing with French-speaking West Africa. His Colonial Conscripts: the Tirailleurs Senegalais in French West Africa, 1857-1960 won the Herskovits Award of the African Studies Association for the outstanding original scholarly work published during 1991.


Insight Gambia & Senegal
Insight Publications
0887296718
January 1998
Paperback
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