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Language and Colonial Power

The Appropriation of Swahili in the Former Belgian Congo, 1880-1938

Language and Colonial Power( )
Author: Fabian, Johannes
Series title:African Studies
ISBN:978-0-521-30870-0
Publication Date:Feb 1986
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $180.00
Book Description:

Among the preconditions for establishing colonial authority was communication with the colonised. Verbal exchanges depended on a shared communicative praxis providing common ground on which unilateral claims could be imposed. Use of, and control over, verbal means of communication were needed to maintain regimes - military, religious-ideological, economic - in power. In the Belgian Congo brutal physical force never ceased to be exercised. In this study Professor Fabian examines the...
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Book Details
Pages:214
Detailed Subjects: History / Africa / Central
Foreign Language Study / African Languages
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.2 x 22.8 x 1.7 cm
Book Weight:0.4 Kilograms



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