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‘African Mirror’: the dark secrets of the chronicler of the colonies | Culture

Dense fog invaded the Mandara Valley. In the clarity of the plain, a delegation of colonial officials awaited them, white men wearing safari hats. It was the year 1953 and French Cameroon was drawing up a census of the Mafa people, a native of the extreme north of the country. Monsieur Duc, the highest authority, […]

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‘Overseas memories’: Spanish self-portraits in the African colonies | Culture

Children dressed as cowboys in the middle of Spanish Africa. Social gatherings with black servants. A Spaniard who pays to be carried over the mud. The first time that the word “cayuco” is heard in the national audiovisual. All this and much more can be seen in the creation documentary Overseas memories, by Carmen Bellas […]

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