Forever on the Wrong Side
- Suret-Canale de la Resistance a l’anticolonialisme by Pascal Bianchini
L’Esprit Frappeur, 253 pp, €14.00, March 2011, ISBN 978 2 84405 244 5
Jean Suret-Canale, or Suret as everyone called him, was one of the finest Marxist historians and geographers of the last century. A pioneering Africanist, his books on Francophone Africa were translated into many languages and won him a large audience in Africa, China, Russia and Eastern Europe. The lives of most historians are lived in the comfort of libraries and university departments and don’t make for interesting biography: Suret was an exception.