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Title:A European and African joint-venture: writing a seamless history of Borno (1902-1960)
Author:Hiribarren, VincentISNI
Year:2013
Periodical:History in Africa (ISSN 1558-2744)
Volume:40
Pages:77-98
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Bornu polity
historiography
elite
colonial administration
1900-1949
1950-1959
Link:https://doi.org/10.1017/hia.2013.6
Abstract:This article engages with existing scholarship that explores how colonial knowledge was constructed. Focusing on the region of Borno (Nigeria) it highlights the ways in which European officials collaborated with African elites when writing official histories of the region (1902-1960). These exchanges were indicative of both the ruling Kanemi dynasty's efforts to assert their authority in Borno, as well as the efforts made by foreign colonial officials to advance their careers. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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