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Title:Intermediaries, interpreters, and clerks: African employees in the making of colonial Africa
Editors:Lawrance, Benjamin N.ISNI
Osborn, Emily LynnISNI
Roberts, Richard L.
Chapter(s):Present
Year:2006
Pages:332
Language:English
Series:Africa and the diaspora
City of publisher:Madison, WI
Publisher:University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN:029921950X; 9780299219505
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
French West Africa
British Togoland
Cameroon
Guinea
Kenya
Mali
Nigeria
South Africa
Tanzania
Subjects:colonial administration
civil servants
interpreters
Abstract:The contributions in this volume examine the roles African intermediaries played in the making of colonial Africa and the social and cultural spaces they inhabited. They are arranged in two parts: 1. The formative period of colonial rule, ca. 1800-1920, and 2. The maturing phase of colonial rule, ca. 1920-1960, with an introduction by Benjamin N. Lawrance, Emily Lynn Osborn, and Richard L. Roberts and an afterword by Martin Klein. Contributions: An interpreter will arise: resurrecting Jan Tzatzoe's diplomatic and evangelical contributions as a cultural intermediary on South Africa's Eastern Cape frontier, 1816-1818 (Roger S. Levine); Interpreting colonial power in French Guinea: the Boubou Penda-Ernest Noirot affair of 1905 (Emily Lynn Osborn); Interpretation and interpolation: Shepstone as native interpreter (Thomas McClendon); Petitioners, 'bush lawyers', and letter writers: court access in British-occupied Lomé, 1914-1920 (Benjamin N. Lawrance); Negotiating legal authority in French West Africa: the colonial administration and African assessors, 1903-1918 (Ruth Ginio); 'Collecting customary law': educated Africans, ethnographic writings, and colonial justice in French West Africa (Jean-Hervé Jézéquel); Interpreters self-interpreted: the autobiographies of two colonial clerks [Amadou Hampâté Bâ and Jacques Kuoh Moukouri] (Ralph A. Austen); African court elders in Nyanza Province, Kenya, ca. 1930-1960: from 'traditional' to 'modern' (Brett L. Shadle); Power and influence of African court clerks and translators in colonial Kenya: the case of Khwisero Native (African) Court, 1946-1956 (Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi); The district clerk and the 'man-leopard murders': mediating law and authority in colonial Nigeria (David Pratten); Cultural commuters: African employees in late colonial Tanzania (Andreas Eckert). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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