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Rodet, Marie and Tiquet, Romain (2018) 'Reforming State Violence in French West Africa: Relegation in the Epoch of Decolonization.' In: Carpenter, Nathan Riley and Lawrance, Benjamin N., (eds.), Africans in Exile: Mobility, Law, and Identity. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, pp. 118-144.

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Following the abolition ofindigénatand forced labor in French West Africa in 1946, important legal reforms were undertaken for the promotion of full French citizenship in the colonies.¹ Yet sentencing to relegation—exile as punishment—continued to occur until the French West African colonies became independent in 1960. While the history of confinement in Africa has drawn increasing research interest in the past ten years, the organization and practicalities of relegation in French West Africa, and the lived experiences of those sentenced there, are still hardly known.² Using colonial reports and correspondence on relegation, as well as petitions addressed...

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of History
ISBN: 9780253038111
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Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2018 12:11

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