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Author Walraven, Klaas van, 1958-

Title The yearning for relief : a history of the Sawaba movement in Niger / by Klaas van Walraven
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Series Afrika-Studiecentrum series ; v. 25
Afrika-Studiecentrum series ; v. 25.
Contents Prologue: Historicising Sawaba -- Part I. Deliverance, conquered and lost -- The rise of the UDN, 1946-1957 -- To revolutionary supremacy, March 1957-May 1958 -- The challenge of the Fifth Republic -- A referendum -- Declining fortunes -- Part II. Preparing for relief -- Going underground, 1958-1961 -- Building to undermine, 1959-1962 -- Repression, dissension, and the road to arms -- Training cadres and commandos, 1958-1969 -- Part III. Fighting for deliverance -- Infiltrations, 1960-1964 -- Regime responses, 1962-1964 -- Guerrilla war, July-December 1964 -- Guerrilla war, 1965-1966 -- The road of honour: the destruction of a social movement, 1965-1974 -- Epilogue: Aftermath and memory
Summary In The Yearning for Relief Klaas van Walraven traces the history of the Sawaba movement in Niger and its rebellion against the French-protected regime during the 1960s. The book analyses its guerrilla campaign and failure, followed by the movement's destruction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bakary, Djibo
Sawaba (Political party) -- History
Sawaba (Political party)
Government, Resistance to -- Niger
Decolonization -- Niger
Political parties -- Niger
HISTORY -- Africa -- West.
Autonomy and independence movements
Government, Resistance to
Political parties
Niger -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004245754