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Ending British Rule in Africa. Writers in a Common Cause

Polsgrove, Carol

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ISBN 10: 0719077672 / ISBN 13: 9780719077678
Published by Manchester University, Manchester, UK, 2009
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Title: Ending British Rule in Africa. Writers in a ...

Publisher: Manchester University, Manchester, UK

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Edition: First Printing.

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On the eve of World War II, a small, impoverished group of Africans and West Indians in London dared to imagine the unimaginable: the end of British rule in Africa. In books, pamphlets, and periodicals, they launched an anti-colonial campaign that used publishing as a pathway to liberation. West Indians George Padmore, C. L. R. James, and Ras Makonnen; Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta and Sierra Leone's I. T. A. Wallace Johnson -made their point: that colonial rule was oppressive and inconsistent with the democratic ideals Britain claimed at home.

Ending British Rule in Africa draws on previously unexplored manuscript and archival collections to trace the development of this publishing community from its origins in George Padmore's American and Comintern years through the independence of Ghana in the 1957.

This original study will be of interest to scholars and general readers interested in social movements, diaspora studies, empire and African history, publishing history, literary history, and cultural studies.

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Carol Polsgrove is Professor Emeritus at the School of Journalism, Indiana University, Bloomington.

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