the two tier education system Class had established
Thanks for the catch. A man named Classe reinforcing a brutal class system is great news for fans of normative determinism but terrible news for proof readers.Woooooof, that's a big history of mess on top of mess leading to one bigger mess. The churning alliances and betrayals just in Buganada are amazing.
Noticed "Classe" becomes "Class" a few times, which is understandable when:
This is an aspect that is fascinating me as I reread the materials needed to write these articles. You have some Africans with centuries of contact with Europeans, the Nama reading Cape Town newspapers and drinking coffee being one examples and others have never seen a white man before. And then when the Scramble starts not only are the latter suddenly introduced to the Europeans, they're also suddenly introduced to all the other Africans.It's amazing how much the whole continent suddenly became very interconnected very suddenly in that period.
Those two were so infamous they actually were mentioned in middle school, I think.I'm writing the Sudan series now, I think it'll be 3 articles, maybe even 4, and I think the first one won't even get to the Mahdi, it'll be about the ways the Sudanese Wars effected what became French Africa from the fall of Bornu to the Voulet-Chanoine Mission (which I may need to ask @Redolegna about because English language sources aren't brilliant on it).
Yeah, like the Wikipedia level summary is one of the Sudanese warlords retreating from the chaos there, sets up in Niger and wipes out a french patrol.Those two were so infamous they actually were mentioned in middle school, I think.
What if Aguirre got mixed with The Man Who Would be King and it ended up worse than in either case.
Want your mind blown? Mali was called the French Sudan.These articles are fascinating. They also need with my understanding of African geography rather a lot. The Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan occupy very different places in my head. The fact that a column from the latter retreated to the former confuses my little brain.
Which, if nothing else, shows my limited understanding of African geography.
Africa does feel like the go-to example of "names which can mean either a very big or a very small place, or completely different places, in different eras of history". Besides Sudan, there's "Ethiopia", "Libya", "Congo" and arguably "Africa" itself.Want your mind blown? Mali was called the French Sudan.
I've enjoyed this series a lot. Just wanted to say that. Another great read as usual.
Thanks guys, means a lot. I love writing them and I feel very grateful that this is the kind of site which provides an audience for this sort of thing.These articles are fascinating.
You missed all the Guineas.Africa does feel like the go-to example of "names which can mean either a very big or a very small place, or completely different places, in different eras of history". Besides Sudan, there's "Ethiopia", "Libya", "Congo" and arguably "Africa" itself.