Colonial Lessons
Title Details

256 Pages

22.7 x 14.2 cm

5 b/w. 1 line. Illustrations

Series: Social History of Africa

Imprint: James Currey

Colonial Lessons

Africans' Education in Southern Rhodesia, 1918-1940

by L.Carol Summers

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Reveals how the African intelligentsia shaped their own lives under colonial rule.
This work shows how mission-educated Africans negotiated new identities for themselves and their communities within the confines of segregation. It examines strikes by students and parents, struggles over curricula, and efforts ofAfrican teachers to improve their professional status.

North America: Heinemann
"Summers presents the material in her book with an admirable acumen. ...scholars interested in education, religion and the colonial state will find much in this book." Matthew Engelke, AFRICAN HISTORY
"This is a worthwhile book, which fulfils an important historical need to revise the role of the early African intelligentsia. On the whole the author's case is convincing: elite educated middlemen were far from colonial puppets; they built African status; shaped policy debates; challenged white and black people alike; and laid foundations for the subsequent emergence of the mass nationalist parties." John Louis Moore in ARAS Australia

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9780852559529

December 2002

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Title Details

256 Pages

2.27 x 1.42 cm

5 b/w. 1 line. Illustrations

Series: Social History of Africa

Imprint: James Currey