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Call for Chapters: Schools and national identities in French-speaking Africa: political choices, means of transmission, and appropriation

Routledge Call for book chapter contributions: Schools and national identities in French-speaking Africa: political choices, means of transmission, and appropriation Editors: Linda Gardelle, ENSTA Bretagne (FR) Camile Jacob, University of Portsmouth (UK) Please send a one-page outline of your proposal for a 5,000-6,000 words contribution to the volume by 4 May to linda.gardelle@ensta-bretagne.fr and camille.jacob@port.ac.uk. Authors will be notified by 20 May, and full chapters will be due on 18 August 2019. The volume will be published by Routledge in the Series “Perspectives on Education in Africa” in 2020. The aim of this volume is to provide an in-depth and transdisciplinary understanding of the role of schools in the various processes of identity-building, and to showcase research from and about countries outside the former British empire, either as individual case studies or through a comparative framework within or beyond the continent. It will include contributions focusing on the multiple and changing role of schools in the construction of collective identities and the (re)production of national imaginings in francophone Africa. It will also consider how different actors (media, diasporas, social networks, religious communities) shape the appropriation, formulation and implementation of curriculums and discourses about education. Chapters can be empirical or theoretical, based on one case study or on comparative work, […]

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Study half-day: African Political Thought and Action Prominent Figures

Study half-day African Political Thought and Action Prominent Figures University of Portsmouth, School of Languages and Area Studies Wednesday 31st January 2018, 1-5pm Park Building, Lecture Theatre 3.23 All welcome 1pm Welcome and introduction (Tony Chafer, Portsmouth) 1.15pm Panel 1: Memory and Identity Chair: Fabienne Chamelot (Portsmouth) Andrew Smith (Chichester): Keita Fodeba Dieunedort Wandji (Portsmouth): Mobutu Sese Seko Jeremy Allouche (Sussex): Ivoirité Short Q&A 2.30pm Break 2.35pm Panel 2: Resistance and decolonisation Chair: Ed Naylor (Portsmouth) Olivia Rutazibwa (Portsmouth): Thomas Sankara Margaret Majumdar (Portsmouth): Frantz Fanon Natalya Vince (Portsmouth): Fatma N’Soumer Short Q&A 3.45pm Tea and coffee break 3.55pm Round Table Discussion (All Panellists) Chair: Camille Jacob (Portsmouth) 4.55pm Closing remarks (Dieunedort Wandji, Portsmouth) Contacts: fabienne.chamelot@port.ac.uk; dieunedort.wandji@port.ac.uk African Figures Programme

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