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The Resource Ending British rule in Africa : writers in a common cause, Carol Polsgrove

Ending British rule in Africa : writers in a common cause, Carol Polsgrove

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Ending British rule in Africa : writers in a common cause
Title
Ending British rule in Africa
Title remainder
writers in a common cause
Statement of responsibility
Carol Polsgrove
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. These writers included West Indians George Padmore, C. L. R. James, and Ras Makonnen, Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta and Sierra Leone's I. T. A. Wallace Johnson. Polsgrove 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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Polsgrove, Carol
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in imperialism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Padmore, George
  • Decolonization
  • Pan-Africanism
  • Blacks
  • West Indians
  • Blacks
  • Authors, Black
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Politics and culture
  • Prohibited books
  • African diaspora
  • Africa
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Ending British rule in Africa : writers in a common cause, Carol Polsgrove
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Misery laid bare' -- 'Generals without an army' -- Writing while the bombs fall -- 'A constant stream' -- Strategist, publicist -- Acts of betrayal -- Their own histories
Control code
ocn798797261
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 186 pages
Isbn
9780719089015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)798797261
Label
Ending British rule in Africa : writers in a common cause, Carol Polsgrove
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-180) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Misery laid bare' -- 'Generals without an army' -- Writing while the bombs fall -- 'A constant stream' -- Strategist, publicist -- Acts of betrayal -- Their own histories
Control code
ocn798797261
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 186 pages
Isbn
9780719089015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)798797261

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