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A Creole Nation

National Integration in Guinea-Bissau

Christoph Kohl

270 pages, 8 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-424-5 $130.00/£92.00 Hb Not Yet Published (April 2018)

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“Clear and well-written, this book represents a significant contribution to the literature on nations and nationalism in Africa.” · Eric Gable, University of Mary Washington


Despite high degrees of cultural and ethnic diversity as well as prevailing political instability, Guinea-Bissau’s population has developed a strong sense of national belonging. By examining both contemporary and historical perspectives, A Creole Nation explores how creole identity, culture, and political leaders have influenced postcolonial nation-building processes in Guinea-Bissau, and the ways in which the phenomenon of cultural creolization results in the emergence of new identities.

Christoph Kohl is research fellow at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Brunswick, Germany. He was researcher at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany, from 2012-2016. He was a doctoral fellow (2005-2010) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale), and received his Ph.D. from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in 2010.

Subject: General Anthropology Colonialism Political Economy
Area: Africa


List of Tables
List of Maps
Map of Guinea-Bissau


Chapter 1. Guinea-Bissau: A Creole Nation?
Chapter 2. Creole Identity in Guinea-Bissau
Chapter 3. Building the Nation


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