The Palgrave Handbook of African Colonial and Postcolonial History, 1st Edition

  • Martin S. Shanguhyia
  • Toyin Falola
  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 1137594268
  • ISBN-13: 9781137594266
  • DDC: 960
  • 1362 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This wide-ranging volume presents the most complete appraisal of modern African history to date. It assembles dozens of new and established scholars to tackle the questions and subjects that define the field, ranging from the economy, the two world wars, nationalism, decolonization, and postcolonial politics to religion, development, sexuality, and the African youth experience. Contributors are drawn from numerous fields in African studies, including art, music, literature, education, and anthropology. The themes they cover illustrate the depth of modern African history and the diversity and originality of lenses available for examining it. Older themes in the field have been treated to an engaging re-assessment, while new and emerging themes are situated as the book's core strength. The result is a comprehensive, vital picture of where the field of modern African history stands today. This title presents a comprehensive overview of African colonial and postcolonial history; provides an invaluable reference for students and scholars of history and African studies; and includes fifty-two chapters from emerging and established across numerous disciplines in African history and African studies. It demonstrates how the field of modern African history has evolved and expanded since the mid-twentieth century.