The book traces the shifting dynamics between various segments of the African elite by critically analyzing existing historical accounts, traditions and archival documents. First, it explores the lost world of native intellectual thoughts as the perspective through which Africans experienced the colonial encounter. It thereby makes Africans central to contemporary debates about the meanings and legitimacy of colonial empires, and about the African cultural experience.
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Editor's Subject: Imperial nostalgia, historians of Empire, Thabo Mbeki & textbooks
Author's Subject: Imperial nostalgia, historians of Empire, Thabo Mbeki & textbooks
Date Written: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 22:05:11 +0000
Date Posted: Wed, 19 Jul 2005 18:05:11 -0400