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African Histories and Modernities

Exploitation and Misrule in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa

Editors: Kalu, Kenneth, Falola, Toyin (Eds.)

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  • Examines the history of exploitation in Africa across the colonial and postcolonial periods
  • Analyzes how colonial and postcolonial subjugation and misrule is represented in African literature
  • Offers case studies of dominance and subjugation that are representative of Africa’s past and present 
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This book offers new perspectives on the history of exploitation in Africa by examining postcolonial misrule as a product of colonial exploitation. Political independence has not produced inclusive institutions, economic growth, or social stability for most Africans—it has merely transferred the benefits of exploitation from colonial Europe to a tiny African elite. Contributors investigate representations of colonial and postcolonial exploitation in literature and rhetoric, covering works from African writers such as Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Kwame Nkrumah, and Bessie Head. It then moves to case studies, drawing lines between colonial subjugation and present-day challenges through essays on Mobutu’s Zaire, Nigerian politics, the Italian colonial fascist system, and more. Together, these essays look towards how African states may transform their institutions and rupture lingering colonial legacies.

About the authors

Kenneth Kalu is Assistant Professor of Global Management at Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair Professor in the Humanities and a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. A celebrated scholar of global stature, Falola has published numerous books and essays in diverse areas.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Exploitation, Colonialism, and Postcolonial Misrule in Africa

    Kalu, Kenneth (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Rupturing Neocolonial Legacies in the African Novel: Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Matigari as a Paradigm

    Lare, Damlègue

    Pages 27-50

  • Decolonial Visions in Mid-Twentieth-Century African Rhetoric: Perspectives from Kwame Nkrumah’s Consciencism

    Henaku, Nancy

    Pages 51-75

  • Images of Colonialism in the Text of Two African Female Poets

    Bámgbóṣé, Gabriel

    Pages 77-99

  • Migration and Exile: The Exotic Essence of Life in Bessie Head’s When Rain Clouds Gather

    Agbo, Joshua

    Pages 101-124

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96496-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96495-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploitation and Misrule in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa
Editors
  • Kenneth Kalu
  • Toyin Falola
Series Title
African Histories and Modernities
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96496-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96496-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96495-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 303
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