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Mark W. Deets

Mark W. Deets is an assistant professor of African and world history at the American University in Cairo.

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A Country of Defiance
Mapping the Casamance in Senegal
By Mark W. Deets

This analysis of culture and nationalism in the Casamance—home of the longest-running conflict on the African continent—considers colonialism, cartography, agriculture, religion, forests, education, and sports history to explain and analyze the complex identities that have driven the separatist movement as well as the Senegalese nation.

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