"Le français petit nègre" and the Construction of Social Identity in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa

Gyasi, Kwaku A.
October 2012
International Journal of Humanities & Social Science;Oct2012, Vol. 2 Issue 19, p224
Academic Journal
The article discusses the impact of French colonization on the socio-cultural and ethnic identity of Africa, which can be summarized in the expression 'le français petit nègre.' The French colonizers imposed its own power over the African continent through the introduction of the French language and the French school system within the framework of the superiority of western civilization and the mission of civilizing the barbarians through freedom and liberty.


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