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Postcolonial AutomobilityCar Culture in West Africa$
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Lindsey B. Green-Simms

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517901141

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517901141.001.0001

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The Hum of Progress: Motorcars and the Modernization of West Africa

The Hum of Progress: Motorcars and the Modernization of West Africa

(p.31) Chapter 1 The Hum of Progress: Motorcars and the Modernization of West Africa
Postcolonial Automobility

Lindsey B. Green-Simms

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 1 focuses on the history of motorization from the colonial moment to the decolonizing decades following World War II. Examining various events or episodes alongside key literary and cinematic texts, this chapter explores the many ambivalences and conflicts present in the process of motorization. The chapter also discuss how African entrepreneurs took the lead in importing automobiles and establishing a system of transportation while Europeans were often ambivalent or even hostile to the idea of motorizing Africa.

Keywords:   Automobility, Postcolonial, Globalization, Global Modernity, African cinema, Nollywood, Cars, West Africa

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