Date of Award
Campus Access Thesis
Language & Literacy
In today's globalization, French has experienced unprecedented circumstances with the rise of English, Kiswahili, and the re-birth of national languages in French speaking countries. While French is no longer used as the main official medium of instruction in countries such as Rwanda, multilingualism has favored English speaking neighbors to make progress into the Francophone region. This leads us to inquire how such an extensive use of French in East Africa for over a century could be silenced by the presence of other languages in less than a decade. The question of political intersections within language choices will bring us to reflect on how the framework of colonial dynamics promoting French has re-defined French influence in post-colonial African settings.
Kamugisha, Y.(2010). THE INTERSECTION OF FRENCH AND POLITICS IN SUB-SAHARA AFRICA A LINGUISTIC SHIFT ECHOING A NEW POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC BEAT IN EAST AFRICA. (Master's thesis). Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/1513