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Title:Storming the citadel: decolonization and political contestation in Guinea's Futa Jallon, 1945-61
Author:Straussberger, John
Year:2016
Periodical:The Journal of African History (ISSN 1469-5138)
Volume:57
Issue:2
Pages:231-249
Language:English
Geographic term:Guinea
Subjects:decolonization
Futa Jallon polity
Fulani
Parti Démocratique de Guinée
Link:https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021853716000050
Abstract:This article examines how contestation between political parties, politicians, and their supporters shaped Guinea's decolonization from 1945 to 1961. The last region to resist the rise of Sékou Touré's PDG, the Fulbe-dominated Futa Jallon - as both a political space and representation of Fulbe culture - was at the center of strategic and intellectual struggles over the shape of the postcolonial Guinean state and society. What resulted from contestation was the general belief that the Fulbe and the Futa Jallon were divergent from the rest of Guinea, a fragment in the making. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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