Bridging the Zambesi

A Colonial Folly

  • Landeg White

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Landeg White
    Pages 1-16
  3. Landeg White
    Pages 17-62
  4. Landeg White
    Pages 63-91
  5. Landeg White
    Pages 93-130
  6. Landeg White
    Pages 131-185
  7. Landeg White
    Pages 187-215
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 217-233

About this book


In 1935, a bridge was opened across the Zambesi delta in Portuguese East Africa. 51 years later, it was blown up by anti-government forces. This book brings together politics, diplomacy, economics, labour history and technology to show how this engineering feat was a disaster of colonial planning.


Africa colonial planning history history of literature planning politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Landeg White
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Southern African StudiesUniversity of YorkUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1993
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-12367-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-12365-0
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