Week 12: The colonial condition and postcolonial futures

Instead of answering a question this week, come up with 2 to 3 questions of your own relating to The Wretched of the Earth that you would like to discuss in class. At least one of these questions should be open-ended (i.e., not a yes/no question). Pick discussion questions that you think will facilitate our analysis of the reading.

Week 7: Custom, crime, and courts

How do Maine, Sarbah, and Lugard suggest colonial administrators should deal with existing laws and practices—“custom”/“customary law”—in areas such as India and West Africa? Why do you think they make these suggestions?