About the Author

Didier Gondola


Author

Didier Gondola is a professor of African History at Johns Hopkins University. He earned a PhD in African History from the Universite Paris-7 Diderot in 1993. His publications include numerous articles and chapters on popular cultures (music, fashion, gambling, and memory), gender and postcolonial issues in Central Africa and the African diaspora in France. His most recent books are Tropical Cowboys: Youth Gangs, Violence, and Masculinities in Colonial Kinshasa (Indiana University Press, 2016) and Matswa vivant: Anticolonialisme et citoyennete en Afrique-Equatoriale francaise (Editions de la Sorbonne, 2021).