Edito 56

One country, multiple cultures!

Lire hors-ligne :

On the 1st of August 1960, Côte d’Ivoire awoke to find itself imprisoned by its borders. The European concept of the Nation State (Noose-like State) had ensnared it, forcing the population into a simulacrum of decolonisation hidden behind the attractive mask of independence. One country, one party (the one-party system was to stay in place for 30 years), one president… And that is how the Ivoirian miracle, the African Eldorado was conceived, with its overstimulating coffee and sickening mountains of cocoa, cotton and rubber to ease the – inevitable – fall…the facade began to crumble and the economy was very quickly drowned by demographics. The « hospitable country » sung of in the national anthem became that of the « Ivoirian identity ». Foreigners, who were once so useful, even without papers, suddenly became foreign, undesirable, and suspect. But where did this foreignness originate? Where do the borders begin? Who is, or is not, Ivoirian? Who is more Ivoirian? Who is less Ivoirian? The matter is in the hands of the politicians and – most o...

Connectez-vous pour lire la suite de l'article...
Si vous avez déjà un compte client sur Africultures vous pouvez saisir vos paramètres d'identification :

Si vous n'êtes pas encore abonné à la revue AFRICULTURES, vous pouvez le faire en cliquant sur Adhérer.

Laisser un commentaire