Decolonizing Heritage:Time to Repair in Senegal

de Jong, Ferdinand (2022) Decolonizing Heritage:Time to Repair in Senegal. International African Library . Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781009086189

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As a country with several important heritage sites, Senegal figures prominently on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Several of its cultural heritage sites have their origins in colonialism and are remnants of the French empire. This book examines how Senegal has decolonized its cultural heritage since independence. By remembering a Pan-African future, Senegal’s heritage aims to overcome the legacies of slave trade, colonialism and empire through a work of repair. Reinterpreting its colonial histories in postcolonial performances, Senegal’s heritage sites re-appropriate time to repair the wounds of colonialism. By returning and recuperating alternative histories, World Heritage sites are presented as the archive of an Afrotopia to come.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural heritage,decolonization,senegal,africa,repair,museums,memory,time
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Art History and World Art Studies
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2021 00:56
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2023 14:31
DOI: 10.1017/9781009086189

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