The Katangese gendarmes and war in Central Africa: fighting their way home

Titre The Katangese gendarmes and war in Central Africa: fighting their way home
Type de publication Livre
Langue principale de la publication anglais
Année de publication 2016
Auteur Erik KENNES
Miles Larmer
Nombre de pages xvi-289
Éditeur Indiana University Press
Ville Bloomington (IN)
Genre essai - étude
Pays d'édition États-Unis
ISBN 9780253021397
Localisation IEP Bordeaux
Résumé/Présentation "Erik Kennes and Miles Larmer provide a history of the Katangese gendarmes and their largely undocumented role in many of the most important political and military conflicts in Central Africa. Katanga, located in today's Democratic Republic of Congo, seceded in 1960 as Congo achieved independence and the gendarmes fought as the unrecognized state's army during the Congo crisis. Kennes and Larmer explain how the ex-gendarmes, then exiled in Angola, struggled to maintain their national identity and return "home." They take readers through the complex history of the Katangese and their engagement in regional conflicts and Africa's Cold War. Kennes and Larmer show how the paths not taken at Africa's independence persist in contemporary political and military movements and bring new understandings to the challenges that personal and collective identities pose to the relationship between African nation-states and their citizens and subjects." (site de l'éditeur)
Référence complète Kennes, Erik ; Larmer, Miles. The Katangese gendarmes and war in Central Africa : fighting their way home. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, cop. 2016, XVI-289 p., 8 p. de pl., ill., cartes, couv. ill., 23 cm - ISBN : 978-0-253-02130-4.



Biographie : Chercheur associé au MRAC (Tervuren) et à l'Université d'Anvers. (2017)
Nationalité : Belgique