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n Institute of African Studies Research Review - Turncoat colonial administration : the Gambian experience

Volume 27, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0855-4412
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Abstract

The paper examined the effects of the World Wars on Gambians as they discharge their obligations to the British Empire as colonial subjects while Britain, mainly on economic grounds, failed to fulfil hers to the people as a colonising power. The deprivations and adversities tolerated by the indigenous people were inextricably linked with the experiences of their kith and kin in Senegal whose shared colonial boundaries separated the French from the British, but not the indigenes. The conditions Gambians were subjected to from 1914 to 1945 were at variance with the self-styled intentions of The British coming to The Gambia.

L'article examine les effets des guerres mondiales sur les Gambiens - en tant que sujets coloniaux - s'étant libérés de leurs obligations auprès de l'Empire britannique, pendant que la Grande-Bretagne, principalement pour des raisons économiques, a échoué aux siennes notamment celui de remplir le rôle de puissance colonisatrice. Les dénuements et les adversités tolérés par les autochtones ont été inextricablement liés à des expériences de leur parents et amis au Sénégal dont les frontières coloniales communes séparaient les Français des Britanniques, mais pas les autochtones. Les conditions auxquelles les Gambiens étaient soumis de 1914 à 1945 étaient en contradiction avec les intentions publiées de la Grande-Bretagne avant son entrée en Gambie.

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2016-12-10

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