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Out of Africa: former Colonial Officials and objects of colonial memory

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This paper combines oral history and material culture approaches to consider how former colonial officials who served in Africa (now mostly in their eighties and nineties) remember and memorialise colonial encounters within their contemporary homes. Many continue to live among colonial-era objects brought back upon their return from colonial territories. My research uses these objects to explore the confluence of memory, nostalgia and domestic display in shaping post-colonial narratives of empire and perpetuating forms of colonial knowledge in the present.

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