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dc.contributor.authorDEWIÈRE, Rémi 
dc.contributor.authorHIRIBARREN, Vincent
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-29T14:10:41Z
dc.date.available2019-01-29T14:10:41Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationShiferaw BEKELE, Uoldelul Chelati DIRAR, Alessandro VOLTERRA and Massimo, ZACCARIA (eds), The First World War from Tripoli to Addis Ababa (1911-1924), Addis Abbeba : Centre français des études éthiopiennes, 2018, Contemporary Horn of Africa ; 6en
dc.identifier.isbn9791036523786
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/60644
dc.description.abstractOn 18 November 1914, Abubakar Garbai, the Shehu of Borno, sent a letter to Frederick Lugard, the Governor General of Nigeria, announcing that the Bornoans would fight alongside the British despite the fact that they were fighting against the Ottomans. This article uses the letter sent by Shehu Garbai to analyse the global, trans-Saharan and trans-Sahelian layers of conflicts in the Lake Chad region at the beginning of the First World War. This document is a perfect illustration of the pragmatic alliance formed by the British colonial officers and the elite of Borno (Nigeria) to defeat the German troops in Northern Cameroon. This article concludes that it is impossible to write the history of the First World War in central Africa without understanding the long term and localised conflicts in the Lake Chad area.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCentre français des études éthiopiennesen
dc.title“Our delight is for the amir of the English” : a Bornoan history of the First World War (North-Eastern Nigeria)en
dc.typeContribution to booken
dc.identifier.doi10.4000/books.cfee.1024


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