Abstract

Public memory practices are essentially political, and in postcolonial Mali, as elsewhere in Africa, the state's cultural agenda have involved a refocusing and revalorizing of the precolonial past through both performance and material culture. In postcolonial Mali, youth festivals and the National Museum are important sites for constructing a national culture. Through the use of different media, each site has marshaled a constellation of historical memories, symbolic forms, and cultural practices in the service of this nationalistic project.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-1978
Print ISSN
0001-9887
Pages
pp. 55-76
Launched on MUSE
2006-07-19
Open Access
No
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