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This article is a version for publication of the lecture given as the IAI-sponsored ‘Lugard Lecture’ held on 29 June 2017 during the European Conference on African Studies (ECAS) at the University of Basel, Switzerland. It was introduced by Alcinda Honwana, Chair of the Council of the International African Institute, whose remarks are included with the article. An audio recording is available at <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tooclmpUmnc&feature=youtu.be>.

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