Charles Forsdick is James Barrow Professor of French, University of Liverpool. He is author of Toussaint Louverture (Pluto, 2017), Victor Segalen and the Aesthetics of Diversity and Travel in Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Cultures (Oxford University Press 2005) and co-editor of The Black Jacobins Reader (Duke University Press, 2016).
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