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Twilight on the Zambezi: Late Colonialism in Central Africa (Hardback)
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Twilight on the Zambezi: Late Colonialism in Central Africa (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 17/09/2002
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This book looks at Central Africa in the moment before the collapse of British colonial authority. Beginning with a lively study of Northern Rhodesia, the book moves outward in widening circles to the views of native councils, of colonial leaders, of African campaigners for independence, and ultimately of the Colonial Office in London. The result is a prismatic glimpse of the complexities of decolonization in Africa. Based on a rich assortment of unpublished documents, the book focuses on the key year of 1959, the year before the British government's actions that turned the tide toward independence. Rich in historical detail and conflicting perspectives, the book provides new insight into the complex particularities of local colonial history.

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9780312294311
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 397 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 20 mm


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'Eugenia Herbert's brilliant narrative of Barotseland in 1959...represents a related form of colonial administration memoir...Twilight on the Zambezi will deservedly earn recognition as a valuable contribution to the literature on colonial administration at the eventide of empire and as a classic portrayal of what the shift into imperial reverse gear meant to those involved, above all those in the boma and the kuta.' - Anthony Kirk-Green, The Overseas Pensioner

'As we would expect from the author, the result is neatly crafted and attractively written...securely grounded in an impressive command of the relevant literature, and the author visited the area herself in 1999.' - African History

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