Ein günstiger Augenblick

(forthcoming)
ISBN 978-3-89645-845-2

Ein günstiger Augenblick

Das Jubiläum der Unabhängigkeit in Madagaskar

Author: Mareike Späth. Series edited by: Heike Drotbohm, Matthias Krings, Nico Nassenstein, Anja Oed, Markus Verne.

Series: Mainzer Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung Volume 44

4. quarter 2020
197 pp.
2 colour maps, 1 b/w map, 14 colour photos, appendix
Text language(s): German
Format: 170 x 240 mm
470 g
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June 26, 2010 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the proclamation of independence in Madagascar. Although a political crisis deeply divided the nation at that time, the anniversary was an important day for the people of Madagascar. This day was an opportunity to meet with family, to admire the fireworks together with friends, and to let oneself be carried away by the spectacular celebrations in the streets of the city. It was also a day of nationhood, on which many Malagasy people debated what belonging to a nation meant for them.

Last but not least, the jubilee was an occasion to discuss the state of independence today - fifty years after its proclamation. Exploring Madagascar’s independence jubilee from many different perspectives, this book also demonstrates that – well beyond the Malagasy example -- national holidays are important precisely because they make for great arguments.


In the same series, several analyses of the independence of African states have been published, see the links below:


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