Agency and Action in Colonial Africa: Essays for John E. Flint (Hardback)
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Agency and Action in Colonial Africa: Essays for John E. Flint (Hardback)

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Hardback 219 Pages / Published: 18/06/2001
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The coming of colonialism to Subsaharan Africa generated many forces that historians often describe in abstract terms: peasantization, leadership, nationalism and even colonialism. Such terms often hide or overwhelm the individual experiences of those who, in some way, contributed to the development and demise of colonial Africa. These 'agents' of empire - intellectuals and peasants, chiefs and ex-slaves, nationalists and colonial officials - symbolise the ambiguities of and limitations on colonial power. Agency and Action in Colonial Africa attempts to capture their role.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333778852
Number of pages: 219
Weight: 359 g
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 19 mm


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'This collection is a fine tribute to John Flint, the Dalhousie University historian, whose wide-ranging research on the history of colonialism in Africa has done much to challenge established thinking. The book shows how Flint's ways of understanding the colonial era have been influential in the work of his students and colleagues. Presenting the results of research on all parts of sub-Saharan Africa, Agency and Action reveals the complexities and ambiguities of the colonial era through the lives and careers of a diverse group of colonial agents and subjects. In different ways, each of these chapters follows the approach of Flint himself by showing how individual ambitions, beliefs and actions were both shaped by and makers of the colonial experience.' - Alan Jeeves, President, Canadian Association of African Studies

'...an important book...the essays are all of a quality to rival those in the top journal...' - Toyin Falola, African Studies Review

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