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Football in Lusophone Africa

"Football played an auxiliary role in the reconfiguration of colonial ideology in this period. For the Portuguese state, the integration of blacks into national teams, as Gilberto Freyre had previously argued regarding Brazil, proved the existence of an integrating imperial culture..." – By Nuno Domingos

Disease Control and Public Health in Colonial Africa

"Therapeutic practices varied greatly across the continent, but many societies centered on redressing imbalances in persons, societies, and environments, thereby combining the use of materia medica from the natural world, spiritual divination, and community healing. This meant that the way in which they conceived of disease and the human body differed fundamentally from the individualized body that would lie at the core of European biomedicine from the late 19th century onwards..." – by Samuël Coghe

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