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Title:Special issue: Exploring post-slavery in contemporary Africa
Editors:Lecocq, BazISNI
Hahonou, Éric KomlaviISNI
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies (ISSN 0361-7882)
City of publisher:Boston, MA
Publisher:Boston University
Geographic terms:Africa
Sierra Leone
Subjects:abolition of slavery
social history
Abstract:This special issue examines the impacts and legacies of the slave trade, domestic slavery, and slave emancipation on social, political, and culturally constructed inequalities in Africa from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. Post-slavery usually refers to studies of the Americas and the Caribbean where slavery continued to have a deep impact on a variety of societies long after its legal abolition. Could this term be relevant to discuss the legacies of slavery on the African continent? American and African forms of slavery were certainly different and the translation of 'post-slavery' from the American into the African context cannot be done uncritically. The contributors to this issue address both the relevance of the notion of post-slavery as well as its limitations in African contexts. Contributions: Introduction: exploring post-slavery in contemporary Africa (Baz Lecocq and Éric Komlavi Hahonou); Awad El Djouh and the dynamics of post-slavery (Baz Lecocq); Female seclusion in the aftermath of slavery on the southern Swahili coast: transformations of slavery in unexpected places (Felicitas Becker); 'Freedom but nothing else': the legacies of slavery and abolition in post-slavery Sierra Leone, 1928-1956 (Christine Whyte); Hidden in plain sight: haratine in Nouakchott's 'niche-settlements' (E. Ann McDougall); Stereotypes of past-slavery and 'stereo-styles' in post-sIavery: a multidimensionaI, interactionist perspective on contemporary hierarchies (Lotte Pelckmans); African post-slavery: a history of the future (Benedetta Rossi); The quest for honor and citizenship in post-slavery Borgu (Benin) (Éric Komlavi Hahonou); Slavery, emancipation, and memory: exploratory notes on western Ethiopia (Alexander Meckelburg); Escaping slavery and building diasporic communities in French Soudan and Senegal, ca. 1880-1940 (Marie Rodet). [ASC Leiden abstract]