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This history deals with the twenty-year period between and , when virtually all of Africa was seized and occupied by the Imperial Powers of Europe. African Perspectives on Colonialism, by Albert Adu Boahen. The John Hopkins University Press: Baltlimore, pages. Reviewed by Siyaduma Biniza*. African Perspectives on Colonialism. A. Adu Boahen. This history deals with the twenty-year period between and , when virtually all of Africa was.

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African perspectives pers;ectives colonialism. A Social and Political History. John Hopkins University Press. In addition, Boahen considers the unintended creation of African nationalism, economic expansion and infrastructural development of colonies amongst some of the contentious positives of colonialism Boahen, Similar Items Related Subjects: Review “Contradict[s] the extraordinary myth that Africa ‘has no history. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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Great for any one wanting to learn modern African history. This point of view is not given the place it needs to have in the writing of history. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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Furthermore, Boahen is willing admit that colonialism attained some positive consequence for Africa even though these consequences were unintended and accidentally achieved while pursuing European interests. Interestingly enough, despite the selfish ambitions of the “Christian” nations in imperialism, the African converts were able to extract the gospel message and separate it from the horrible hypocrisy of its origin. Therefore, although Boahen does not clearly assist the reader in discerning an Afrocentric perspective of colonialism, he assists the reader in the realisation that there baohen potentially many different perspectives influencing perspective academic and historical boayen of colonialism.

However, although his synthesis draws from a variety of sources, his conclusion is not far from some of European scholars such pegspectives Messrs Gann and Duignan whom Boahen criticises for their seeming defence of colonialism Kirk-Greene, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

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User lists Similar Items. We use cookies to give you pwrspectives best possible experience. But this space of progress was modified greatly as the colonial powers drew political borders irrespective of African kingdom, ethnicity or language. The Past of the Present.

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You may have already requested this item. Boahen focuses on how Africans viewed colonialism, the initiatives and responses to the colonial challenge, and the reactions to the systematic contradictions of colonialism Boahen, Seeing the end of the slave trade, many African communities were again growing rapidly in number and potential capital. Boahen also successfully challenges the predominant perspectives on colonialism, its impact and the literature on the colonial experience. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.


I can recap a few of the author’s main points by posing a historical counterfactual. However, many of these “positive” outcomes had a negative side affect, not to mention that what is “positive” to a West African may not be perceived as such by someone from North Africa.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Help Center Find new research papers in: As Boahen explains there were many independent and growing kingdoms, at least two of them with large armies prior to the colonial era.

A western liberal education may also not fit as a “positive” element of colonialism in light of a more conservative Muslim society, not to mention the clash of religious teachings. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Other books in this series. Digital Library Federation, December pn Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Socially, the era of colonialism encouraged merit over birth right which in turn would encourage development.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. This highlights the questionable notion that, as an African scholar, his view is distinctly African.

A treaty with African leaders was sufficient proof of “occupation” 4. African Perspectives on Colonialism. Moreover, his thesis brings across an important note that the opposing consequences of colonialism are not balanced and that the negative consequences outweigh the positive.

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