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Book review: Africa’s last colonial currency: the CFA franc story by Fanny Pigeaud and Ndongo Samba Sylla

Timcke, Scott (2021) Book review: Africa’s last colonial currency: the CFA franc story by Fanny Pigeaud and Ndongo Samba Sylla. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (04 Jul 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Africa’s Last Colonial Currency: The CFA Franc Story, Fanny Pigeaud and Ndongo Samba Sylla explore how the CFA franc, created in 1945, has functioned as a form of French monetary imperialism. Demolishing the shallow rhetoric surrounding the CFA system, the authors are excellent guides to its political, diplomatic and technical history, finds Scott Timcke, offering a book that will be particularly of interest to economic historians, postcolonial theorists and political scientists. Africa’s Last Colonial Currency: The CFA Franc Story. Fanny Pigeaud and Ndongo Samba Sylla (translated by Thomas Fazi). Pluto Press. 2020.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2021 10:57
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2021 00:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111676

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