Source Booksellers hosts The Metis of Senegal author Dr. Hilary Jones Author Talk & Book Launch Party
Category: Community - Original Published on Tuesday, 11 June 2013 17:22 Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
On Saturday, June 22, 2013 Source Booksellers in
Detroit’s Midtown area, welcomes native Detroiter Dr. Hilary Jones with an Author Talk
to discuss her book The Métis of Senegal: Urban Life and Politics in French West Africa.
The book explores the history of politics and society among an influential group of
mixed-race people who settled in coastal Africa under French colonialism. Jones
describes how the métis carved out a niche as middleman traders for European
merchants. As the colonial presence spread, the métis entered into politics and began to
assert their position as local elites and power brokers against French rule. Jone’s nuanced
portrait of métis ascendency examines the influence of family connections, marriage
negotiations, and inheritance laws from both male and female perspectives. Hilary Jones
is Associate Professor of History at Florida International University in Miami. She is a
member of the History Department and the Program for African and African Diaspora
A festive Book Launch Party with music and refreshments will follow the book
The Métis of Senegal Author Talk and Book Launch Party with Dr. Hilary Jones is 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Source Booksellers, 4240 Cass Avenue, Suite 105. Source
Booksellers offers a unique niche of non-fiction books. For more information call (313)
832-1155 or visit www.sourcebooksdetroit.com or
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