Welcome to Francophone Africa: beyond archives. Bienvenue sur le site du projet l’Afrique francophone : au-delà des archives. Nous espérons que ce message vous trouve sain et sauf. We hope you are staying safe and well. The site explores primarily gender aspects of politics and society in former French colonies of mainland Africa, but also the political, economic and cultural contexts of change and movement towards postcolonial decolonisation. It provides materials for teaching in French and English from secondary level to university, as well as research and archival materials for scholars.
News for teachers: Thanks to all who attended the recent French and History teacher training sessions where we explored new materials on this site adapted to new GCSE and A level syllabi. Also sincere thanks to the many who provided such positive and informative feedback. If you are a French, History or Geography teacher and you would like to use or know more about the new materials available to you on open access on this site please feel free to use the CONTACT page to get in touch or just email Prof Claire Griffiths at email@example.com for help and information.
News for researchers and professionals: our government-funded Global Challenges Research project on falling literacy levels among girls in the war zones of francophone Africa is accessible under Gender and Literacy on the RESEARCH page. The data examined at the recent Institute for Modern Languages Research training seminar in London are uploaded in the Gender & Literacy zone. We seek out the latest data and highlight outdated and unchecked data for comment.
While are own live events are suspended we are posting on related events and decolonising initiatives.