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Locating Guyane: an international, multidisciplinary conference on French Guiana
Public talk by Frederick Cooper, invited professor at the Paris IAS.
Respondent: Dieter Gosewinkel
The film 'The Diambourou: Slavery and Emancipation in Kayes - Mali' will be screened for the very first time in Paris this week on Friday 6 June at 2pm at Collège de France, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale, salle Claude Lévi-Strauss - 52 rue du Cardinal Lemoine - 75005 Paris
The documentary film 'The Diambourou: Slavery and Emancipation in Kayes - Mali' is now available on DVD.
A film directed by Marie Rodet
The African slave trade was officially abolished in French Soudan (present-day Mali) by the colonial authorities in 1905, but effective emancipation of formerly enslaved populations was in fact a lengthy process, the repercussions of which were still felt long after Mali’s independence in 1960.