A History of Prison and Confinement in Africa

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Florence Bernault, Janet Lee Roitman
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated, 2003 - History - 287 pages
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Over the last 30 years, a substantial literature on the history of American and European prisons has developed. This collection is among the first in English to construct a history of prisons in Africa. Topics include precolonial punishments, living conditions in prisons and mining camps, ethnic mapping, contemporary refugee camps, and the political use of prison from the era of the slave trade to the Rwandan genocide of 1994.

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FLORENCE BERNAULT is Professor of African History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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