Review

Macola, Giacomo (2014) Review. Review of: Nation of Outlaws, State of Violence: Nationalism, Grassfields Tradition, and State Building in Cameroon by UNSPECIFIED. American Historical Review, 119 (5). pp. 1828-1829. ISSN 0002-8762. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/ahr/119.5.1828) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Among English-speaking historians, the insurgency promoted by the Union des Populations du Cameroun (UPC) since the late 1950s has not received the same degree of sustained scholarly attention as other coeval African armed liberation movements. But Meredith Terretta's brilliant monograph does more than fill a gap in the literature. Students of the decolonization era have long pondered the relationship between local and national dynamics in shaping African political commitments. Few, however, have so far proved able to supplement these traditional foci of reflection with a further layer of historical analysis. Terretta's greatest merit—and this book's most significant contribution to the field—lies precisely in teasing out the international dimension of the UPC nationalism and its entanglements with more commonly explored arenas of political action.

Item Type: Review
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Giacomo Macola
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2015 09:35 UTC
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2015 13:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52341 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Macola, Giacomo: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6119-2016
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