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The Resource Intermediaries, interpreters, and clerks : African employees in the making of colonial Africa, edited by Benjamin N. Lawrance, Emily Lynn Osborn, and Richard L. Roberts ; contributors: Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, Ralph Austen, Andreas Eckert, Ruth Ginio, Herve; Jezequel, Martin Klein, Benjamin Lawrance, Roger Levine, Saliou Mbaye, Thomas McClendon, Emily Osborn, David Pratten, Richard Roberts, Brett Shadle

Intermediaries, interpreters, and clerks : African employees in the making of colonial Africa, edited by Benjamin N. Lawrance, Emily Lynn Osborn, and Richard L. Roberts ; contributors: Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, Ralph Austen, Andreas Eckert, Ruth Ginio, Herve; Jezequel, Martin Klein, Benjamin Lawrance, Roger Levine, Saliou Mbaye, Thomas McClendon, Emily Osborn, David Pratten, Richard Roberts, Brett Shadle

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Intermediaries, interpreters, and clerks : African employees in the making of colonial Africa
Title
Intermediaries, interpreters, and clerks
Title remainder
African employees in the making of colonial Africa
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edited by Benjamin N. Lawrance, Emily Lynn Osborn, and Richard L. Roberts ; contributors: Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, Ralph Austen, Andreas Eckert, Ruth Ginio, Herve; Jezequel, Martin Klein, Benjamin Lawrance, Roger Levine, Saliou Mbaye, Thomas McClendon, Emily Osborn, David Pratten, Richard Roberts, Brett Shadle
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eng
Summary
As a young man in South Africa, Nelson Mandela aspired to be an interpreter or clerk, noting in his autobiography that "a career as a civil servant was a glittering prize for an African." Africans in the lower echelons of colonial bureaucracy often held positions of little official authority, but in practice the occupants of these positions functioned as hidden lynchpins of colonial rule. As the primary intermediaries among European colonial officials, African chiefs, and subject populations, these men (and a few women) could manipulate the intersections of power, authority, and knowledge at the center of colonial society. By uncovering the role of African civil servants in the construction, function, and legal apparatus of colonial states, the essays in this volume highlight a new perspective. They offer important insights on hegemony, collaboration and resistance, structures and changes in colonial rule, the role of language and education, the production of knowledge and expertise in colonial settings, and the impact of colonization in dividing African societies by gender, race, status, and class
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contains biographical information
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Lawrance, Benjamin N.
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324.6
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1949-
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  • Osborn, Emily Lynn
  • Roberts, Richard L.
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Africa and the diaspora
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  • Colonial administrators
  • Translators
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
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Intermediaries, interpreters, and clerks : African employees in the making of colonial Africa, edited by Benjamin N. Lawrance, Emily Lynn Osborn, and Richard L. Roberts ; contributors: Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, Ralph Austen, Andreas Eckert, Ruth Ginio, Herve; Jezequel, Martin Klein, Benjamin Lawrance, Roger Levine, Saliou Mbaye, Thomas McClendon, Emily Osborn, David Pratten, Richard Roberts, Brett Shadle
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-317) and index
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text
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Contents
An interpreter will arise : resurrecting Jan Tzatzoe's diplomatic and evangelical contributions as 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 / 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 -- African participation in colonial rule : the role of clerks, interpreters, and other intermediaries
Control code
FIEb17275581
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780299219505
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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maps
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(OCoLC)64770975
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Intermediaries, interpreters, and clerks : African employees in the making of colonial Africa, edited by Benjamin N. Lawrance, Emily Lynn Osborn, and Richard L. Roberts ; contributors: Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi, Ralph Austen, Andreas Eckert, Ruth Ginio, Herve; Jezequel, Martin Klein, Benjamin Lawrance, Roger Levine, Saliou Mbaye, Thomas McClendon, Emily Osborn, David Pratten, Richard Roberts, Brett Shadle
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
An interpreter will arise : resurrecting Jan Tzatzoe's diplomatic and evangelical contributions as 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 / 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 -- African participation in colonial rule : the role of clerks, interpreters, and other intermediaries
Control code
FIEb17275581
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780299219505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)64770975

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