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Title:History, memory and the legacy of Samori in southern Mali, c. 1880-1898
Author:Peterson, Brian J.ISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:The Journal of African History
Volume:49
Issue:2
Pages:261-279
Language:English
Geographic term:Mali
Subjects:traditional rulers
Samori's polity
imperialism
rebellions
anticolonialism
oral traditions
history
memory
1880-1889
1890-1899
About person:Samori (ca1830-1900) is Samori TouréISNI
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/40206642
Abstract:This article situates local oral traditions on Samori Touré within the contexts of both internal African empire building and French colonial conquest. It takes into account the experiences of the vanquished on the periphery of Samori's empire in an effort to reassess his legacy. It argues that local traditions not only provide a corrective to the nationalist historiography on Samori, they also complicate the notion of 'resistance' by demonstrating internal dissent and even rebellion against Samorian rule at a time of Samori's vaunted 'primary resistance' to French conquest. Finally, this article concludes by providing a contemporary reading of the southern Malian historical landscape, rooting local Samorian history and politics in particular 'sites of memory'. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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