Africa Table - The Diambourou: Slavery and Emancipation in Kayes, Mali

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Speaker: Marie Rodet, Senior Lecturer of African History, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

African slavery was officially abolished in Mali by the French colonial authorities in 1905, but effective emancipation of formerly enslaved populations was a lengthy process, the repercussions of which were still felt long after Mali's independence in 1960. Dr. Rodet's research video tells the story of those communities escaping slavery in the region of Kayes in the first half of the twentieth century.

Marie Rodet is a Senior Lecturer in African History at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). Her principal research interests lie in the field of migration history, gender studies and the history of slavery in West Africa in the 19th and 20th Centuries.She has written a number of articles on post-slavery in Mali, including “Listening to the History of Those Who Don’t Forget” published in History in Africa (2013). She is currently working on her second monograph on slave resistance in Kayes, Mali.