Imperialism Academe and Nationalism

Author: Apollos O. Nwauwa
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134728778
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Using British Colonial Office papers, the archives of colonial governments in Africa, and the writings of African nationalists, Dr Nwauwa examines the long history of the demand for the establishment of universities in Colonial Africa, to which the authorities finally agreed after World War II.

Nationalism and African Intellectuals

Author: Toyin Falola
Publisher: University Rochester Press
ISBN: 9781580460859
Format: PDF
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An examination of the attempt by Western-educated African intellectuals to create a 'better Africa' through connecting nationalism to knowledge, from the anti-colonial movement to the present-day.

The Statecraft of British Imperialism

Author: Robert Desmond King
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780714643786
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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These stimulating essays reassess the meaning of British imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They are written by leading authorities in the field and range in scope from the aftermath of the American revolution to the liquidation of the British empire, from the Caribean to the Pacific, from Suez to Hong Kong.

The end of colonial rule nationalism and decolonization

Author: Toyin Falola
ISBN: 9780890892022
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this fourth volume of the Africa series, Falola presents various aspects of African history and culture from the period of World War II to the time when African countries became free of European rule. The book's primary aim is to present the broad picture of Africa in the last decades of colonial rule. The theme of nationalism occupies a prominent place: four chapters are devoted to its analysis, including the contributions of women, which have generally been ignored. This period of African history was also a time of reform, when Africa actually began to see significant changes. Various chapters are devoted to those reforms and other important social aspects of the time, notably health, business, and education. The authors pay attention to the role of Africans in initiating some of these major changes. In the second part of the book, the themes are analyzed chronologically, focusing on each region in turn. The final part reflects on what colonialism meant for Africa, both during the period of European rule and since independence. The concluding chapters prepare the reader to understand contemporary Africa, which is covered in Volume 5, the last in the series. This is the fourth volume in a series of textbooks entitled Africa. Contributors to the volumes are African Studies teachers from a variety of schools and settings. Writing from their individual areas of expertise, these authors work together to break stereotypes about Africa, focusing instead on the substantive issues of the African past from the perspectives of Africans themselves. The organization of the books is flexible enough to suit the needs of any instructor, and the texts include illustrations, maps and timelines to make cultural and historical movements clearer. Suggestions for further reading that will help students broaden their own interests are also included. Africa challenges the accepted ways of studying Africa and encourages students who are eager to learn about the diversity of the African experience.

The Study of Africa Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary encounters

Author: Tiyambe Zeleza
Publisher: Conseil Pour Le Developement De LA
ISBN: 9782869781979
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is the first of a two-volume work which takes stock of the study of Africa in the twenty-first century: its status, research agenda and approaches, and place. It is divided into two parts, the first on the academic disciplines and African Studies, the second on interdisciplinary studies.

Pioneer Patriot and Nigerian Nationalist

Author: Felix K. Ekechi
Publisher: Carolina Academic Pr
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This biography of the Reverend M. D. Opara of eastern Nigeria is based on extensive archival, oral, and relevant secondary sources derived from Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It presents a fairly comprehensive life history of our subject, known popularly as MD—an indomitable missionary pioneer, patriot, and nationalist. Essentially, the biographical study tells an elite history from the bottom-up, which entails the examination of how the village milieu shaped the career of this legendary elite figure in conformity with the emergent Africanist historiography. Furthermore, this book bears marks of originality, insofar as it does not follow the traditional biographical format. Rather, Ekechi organized the narratives around specific themes that best defined the career of the Reverend M. D. Opara. It is noteworthy that MD had hitherto remained in relative historical obscurity, inasmuch as to date, no book dealing with his life, and his multifaceted activities, exists. This pioneering historical study, therefore, seeks to rescue M. D. Opara from the benign neglect of both Nigerian and foreign historians and scholars. Additionally, the book provides a panoramic view of the dynamics of social and political change in the history of Eastern Nigeria, and particularly the Owerri Province from about the post-Second World War up to the post-Nigeria-Biafra War of 1967-70. Special emphasis is given to MD's missionary zeal and fiery, political activism, pioneering initiatives in secondary and teacher training education, and, above all, the democratization of education that remains, as he defined it himself, “my great work for Africa.” The discussions that focus on politics and the crisis of underdevelopment further throw light into the politics of decolonization, the problems of nation-building, and the vexatious issue of rural development that have remained the bane of Nigeria till date. This multidisciplinary study will appeal to those in African political and social history, intellectual history, mission history, as well as in development studies. Overall, it will be a welcome reading to both undergraduate and graduate students, and will equally serve as a useful companion to specialist audiences, and the general reader.

Becoming an African university

Author: Carol Sicherman
Publisher: Africa World Pr
ISBN: 9781592212880
Format: PDF, Docs
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For four decades, Makerere University, known as the ?Oxford of Africa,? was the sole university-level institution in all of East Africa. A fabled Mecca for aspiring youth, it trained many of the region?s first generation of intellectual and political leaders, including the present presidents of Kenya and Tanzania. It remains one of Africa?s most important universities today. As one of the first comprehensive look at an African university, this book tells the story of Makerere?s colonial beginnings, its efflorescence during the 1950s and 1960s, its calamitous decline during nearly two decades of tyranny and civil war, and its resurgence following the restoration of peace and relative stability. "Everyone concerned with the history and prospects of Makerere University in particular, and the history and policies of education in Africa in general, will be indebted for a long time to Carol Sicherman for this monumental, incisive, and well-written account. Dozens of scholarly books and monographs, not to mention novels, plays, and poems, could begenerated from this patient, sympathetic, scrupulous work of historical recovery, reconstruction, and narration."?William Shullenberger, Joseph Campbell Chair in the Humanities, Sarah Lawrence College?In its various manifestations in time Makerere University is inseparable from a certain sense of applied Pan-Africanism. In its heyday, it brought together students from East and Central Africa and Nigeria. But the story of Makerere in terms of the glorious and the gory, hope and despair and hope again, is really the story of Africa. Carol Sicherman tells this story with clarity and humor. It is a narrative spiced with interesting anecdotes and insightful observations. For those who have had the privilege of attending Makerere, the story will taken them down memory lane. But the book should attract the general reader as well the student of African education, culture and politics.??Ngugi wa Thiong?o, Distinguished Professor and Director, International Center for Writing and Translation, University of California, Irvine