The yearning for relief: a history of the Sawaba Movement in Niger, by Klaas van Walraven

book cover: the yearning for relief

In "The Yearning for Relief" Klaas van Walraven traces the history of the Sawaba movement in Niger and its rebellion against the French-protected regime during the 1960s. The book analyses its guerrilla campaign and failure, followed by the movement’s destruction.

From the review by Jeffrey S. Ahlman in African Studies Review: 'As a whole, The Yearning for Relief is a monumental achievement. It is difficult to imagine a more thoroughly researched and multifaceted study of one of West Africa’s more underresearched “first-generation” nationalist parties.'

Read the entire review by Jeffrey S. Ahlman (2014), African Studies Review, 57, pp 212-213 doi:10.1017/asr.2014.106.

This book appeared in the Afrika-Studiecentrum Series, volume 25.

Author(s) / editor(s)

Klaas van Walraven

How to order

This book can be directly ordered from Brill publishers.