Unfinished Histories

Empire and Postcolonial Resonance in Central Africa and Belgium

EAN:  9789462703575
Publicatiedatum:   16-11-2022
Formaat:  Paperback / softback
Taal:  Engels

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Colonial memory and interdisciplinary memorialization across Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Belgium

Belgian colonialism was short-lived but left significant traces that are still felt in the twenty-first century. This book explores how the imperial past has lived on in Belgium, but also in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. The contributing authors approach colonial legacies from an interdisciplinary perspective and examine how literature, politics, the arts, the press, cinema, museal practices, architecture, and language policies – but also justice and ethics – have been used to critically revisit this period of African and European history. Whilst engaging with significant figures such as Sammy Baloji, Chokri Ben Chikha, Gaël Faye, François Kabasele, Alexis Kagame, Edmond Leplae, VY Mudimbe, Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Joseph Ndwaniye, and Sony Labou Tansi, this book also analyses the role of places such as the AfricaMuseum, Bujumbura, Colwyn Bay, Kongolo, and the Virunga Park to appraise the links between memory and the development of a postcolonial present.

Pierre-Philippe Fraiture is professor of French Studies at the University of Warwick.

Belgian colonialism was short-lived but left significant traces that are still felt in the twenty-first century. This book explores how the imperial past has lived on in Belgium, but also in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. The contributing authors approach colonial legacies from an interdisciplinary perspective and examine how literature, politics, the arts, the press, cinema, museal practices, architecture, and language policies – but also justice and ethics – have been used to critically revisit this period of African and European history. Whilst engaging with significant figures such as Sammy Baloji, Chokri Ben Chikha, Alexis Kagame, Edmond Leplae, Joseph Ndwaniye, and Sony Labou Tansi, this book also analyses the role of places such as the AfricaMuseum, Bujumbura, Colwyn Bay, Kongolo, and the Virunga Park to appraise the links between memory and the development of a postcolonial present.

    EAN: 9789462703575
    Uitgever: Universitaire Pers Leuven
    Publicatiedatum:   16-11-2022
    Formaat: Paperback / softback
    Taal: Engels
    Hoogte: 234 mm
    Breedte: 156 mm
    Dikte: 24 mm
    Gewicht: 660 gr
    Voorraad: Beschikbaar
    Trefwoorden:   Colonial memory;Belgian imperialism;DRC;Rwanda;Burundi;postcolonial culture