Coverart for item
The Resource Exploitation and Misrule in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa, edited by Kenneth Kalu, Toyin Falola, (electronic resource)

Exploitation and Misrule in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa, edited by Kenneth Kalu, Toyin Falola, (electronic resource)

Label
Exploitation and Misrule in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa
Title
Exploitation and Misrule in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kenneth Kalu, Toyin Falola
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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.--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Image bit depth
0
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kalu, Kenneth
  • Falola, Toyin
Series statement
  • Springer eBooks.
  • African Histories and Modernities
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa-History
  • Imperialism
  • African literature
  • Africa-Politics and government
  • Economic development
Label
Exploitation and Misrule in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa, edited by Kenneth Kalu, Toyin Falola, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96496-6
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Exploitation, Colonialism, and Postcolonial Misrule in Africa -- Section I. Encounters: Texts, Images, and Fiction -- 2. Rupturing Neocolonial Legacies in the African Novel: Ngugi wa Thiong'o's Matigari as a Paradigm -- 3. Decolonial Visions in Mid-Twentieth-Century African Rhetoric: Perspectives from Kwame Nkrumah's Consciencism -- 4. Images of Colonialism in the Text of Two African Female Poets -- 5. Migration and Exile: The Exotic Essence of Life in Bessie Head's When Rain Clouds Gather -- 6. Ingrid de Kok's "A Room Full of Questions" and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission -- 7. Identity, the "Passing" Novel, and the Phenomenology of "Race" -- Section II. Encounters: Spaces of Subjugation and Dominance -- 8. Precolonial Imaginaries and Colonial Legacies in Mobutu's "Authentic" Zaïre -- 9. World War II and West African Soldiers in Asia, 1943-1947 -- 10. A Colonizing Agricultural Company in Somalia: The Duke of Abruzzi's Società Agricola Italo-Somala in the Italian Colonial Fascist System -- 11. The Magical Hour of Midnight: The Annual Commemorations of Rhodesia's and Transkei's Independence Days -- 12. Colonial Ideologies and the Emergence of Two Spaces: The Nigerian Experience
Control code
978-3-319-96496-6
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 303 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319964966
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1057690578
Label
Exploitation and Misrule in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa, edited by Kenneth Kalu, Toyin Falola, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96496-6
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Exploitation, Colonialism, and Postcolonial Misrule in Africa -- Section I. Encounters: Texts, Images, and Fiction -- 2. Rupturing Neocolonial Legacies in the African Novel: Ngugi wa Thiong'o's Matigari as a Paradigm -- 3. Decolonial Visions in Mid-Twentieth-Century African Rhetoric: Perspectives from Kwame Nkrumah's Consciencism -- 4. Images of Colonialism in the Text of Two African Female Poets -- 5. Migration and Exile: The Exotic Essence of Life in Bessie Head's When Rain Clouds Gather -- 6. Ingrid de Kok's "A Room Full of Questions" and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission -- 7. Identity, the "Passing" Novel, and the Phenomenology of "Race" -- Section II. Encounters: Spaces of Subjugation and Dominance -- 8. Precolonial Imaginaries and Colonial Legacies in Mobutu's "Authentic" Zaïre -- 9. World War II and West African Soldiers in Asia, 1943-1947 -- 10. A Colonizing Agricultural Company in Somalia: The Duke of Abruzzi's Società Agricola Italo-Somala in the Italian Colonial Fascist System -- 11. The Magical Hour of Midnight: The Annual Commemorations of Rhodesia's and Transkei's Independence Days -- 12. Colonial Ideologies and the Emergence of Two Spaces: The Nigerian Experience
Control code
978-3-319-96496-6
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 303 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319964966
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1057690578

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...