The Métis of Senegal

The Métis of Senegal

Urban Life and Politics in French West Africa

eBook - 2013
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The Métis of Senegal is a history of politics and society among an influential group of mixed-race people who settled in coastal Africa under French colonialism. Hilary Jones describes how the métis carved out a niche as middleman traders for European merchants. As the colonial presence spread, the métis entered into politics and began to assert their position as local elites and power brokers against French rule. Many of the descendants of these traders continue to wield influence in contemporary Senegal. Jones's nuanced portrait of métis ascendency examines the influence of family connect.
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780253007056
0253007054
0253006740
1283994119
9781283994118
0253006732
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 276 pages) : illustrations

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