The Palgrave Handbook of African Colonial and Postcolonial History

  • Martin S. Shanguhyia
  • Toyin Falola

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Martin S. Shanguhyia, Toyin Falola
    Pages 1-39
  3. Colonial Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Martin S. Shanguhyia
      Pages 43-80
    3. Toyin Falola, Chukwuemeka Agbo
      Pages 81-101
    4. Paul E. Lovejoy
      Pages 103-122
    5. Moses E. Ochonu
      Pages 123-143
    6. Judith A. Byfield
      Pages 145-170
    7. Gloria Chuku
      Pages 171-211
    8. Andrew E. Barnes
      Pages 239-280
    9. Kelly Duke Bryant
      Pages 281-302
    10. Matthew M. Heaton
      Pages 303-317
    11. Uyilawa Usuanlele, Oluwatoyin B. Oduntan
      Pages 319-338
    12. Meshack Owino
      Pages 339-353
    13. Meshack Owino
      Pages 355-372
    14. Kwabena O. Akurang-Parry, Isaac Indome
      Pages 373-388
    15. Temilola Alanamu, Benedict Carton, Benjamin N. Lawrance
      Pages 389-412
    16. Tanure Ojaide
      Pages 413-428
    17. Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie
      Pages 429-449
    18. Jamaine M. Abidogun
      Pages 479-506
    19. Enocent Msindo
      Pages 535-550
    20. Ibrahim J. Gassama
      Pages 551-567
    21. Ruth Rempel
      Pages 569-619
    22. Toyin Falola, Chukwuemeka Agbo
      Pages 621-641
    23. Robert M. Maxon
      Pages 643-657
  4. Postcolonial Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 659-659
    2. Kenneth Kalu
      Pages 661-680
    3. Ademola Araoye
      Pages 681-728
    4. Charles G. Thomas
      Pages 729-757
    5. Enocent Msindo
      Pages 759-784
    6. Adebayo Oyebade
      Pages 785-799
    7. Joshua Eisenman, David H. Shinn
      Pages 839-854
    8. John Mukum Mbaku
      Pages 855-879
    9. Kwasi Konadu
      Pages 927-949
    10. Marloes Janson
      Pages 951-977
    11. Nancy L. Clark
      Pages 1005-1029
    12. Edward Kissi
      Pages 1089-1107
    13. Peter Otiato Ojiambo
      Pages 1109-1136
    14. Alicia C. Decker
      Pages 1137-1154
    15. Xavier Livermon
      Pages 1175-1191

About this book


This wide-ranging volume presents the most complete appraisal of modern African history to date. It assembles dozens of new and established scholars to tackle the questions and subjects that define the field, ranging from the economy, the two world wars, nationalism, decolonization, and postcolonial politics to religion, development, sexuality, and the African youth experience. Contributors are drawn from numerous fields in African studies, including art, music, literature, education, and anthropology. The themes they cover illustrate the depth of modern African history and the diversity and originality of lenses available for examining it. Older themes in the field have been treated to an engaging re-assessment, while new and emerging themes are situated as the book’s core strength. The result is a comprehensive, vital picture of where the field of modern African history stands today.


history of modern Africa postcolonial Africa colonial Africa gender in Africa African youth culture African nationalism African development European colonialism African slavery colonial economic history Portuguese Africa African migration African environmental history The Black Atlantic Franco-African relations global financial institutions in Africa African diaspora

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin S. Shanguhyia
    • 1
  • Toyin Falola
    • 2
  1. 1.History Department, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public AffairsSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA
  2. 2.University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages History
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59425-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59426-6
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