Patrick Chabal

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Patrick Chabal
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Chabal at ECAS Leiden, 2007
Born(1951-04-29)29 April 1951[1]
Died16 January 2014(2014-01-16) (aged 62)
Alma materHarvard University (B.A.), Columbia University (M.A.), Cambridge University (PhD)
Known forAmílcar Cabral. Revolutionary leadership and people's war (Cambridge, 1983)
Scientific career
FieldsHistory of Africa, Political science
InstitutionsKing's College London

Patrick Chabal (29 April 1951 – 16 January 2014) was a leading Africanist of the late 20th and early 21st century. He had a long career in academics. Patrick Chabal's latest position was Chair in African History & Politics at King's College London. He published numerous books, book chapters and articles about Africa. He was one of the founders of AEGIS (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies) and was a board member for many years.[2][3][4]

Major publications[edit]

  • Amílcar Cabral. Revolutionary leadership and people's war (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1983)
  • with Jean-Pascal Daloz: Africa Works: disorder as political instrument (Oxford, Currey, 1999)
    • with Jean-Pascal Daloz: Culture Troubles: politics and the interpretation of meaning (London, Hurst, 2006)
  • with Ulf Engel & Leo de Haan (eds): African Alternatives (2007)
  • Africa: the politics of suffering and smiling (2009)
  • The end of Conceit: Western rationality after postcolonialism (2012)


  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF).
  2. ^ "Professor Patrick Chabal: A Tribute to the Unelected Dean of African Studies | Africa at LSE". Retrieved 2014-02-27.
  3. ^ "Professor Patrick Chabal | SOAS, University of London". 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
  4. ^ 21/01/2014 (2014-01-21). "King's College London - Professor Patrick Chabal". Retrieved 2014-02-27.

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