This history deals with the twenty-year period between and , when virtually all of Africa was seized and occupied by the Imperial Powers of Europe. African Perspectives on Colonialism, by Albert Adu Boahen. The John Hopkins University Press: Baltlimore, pages. Reviewed by Siyaduma Biniza*. African Perspectives on Colonialism. A. Adu Boahen. This history deals with the twenty-year period between and , when virtually all of Africa was.

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From the Slave Trade to Conquest, Very informative, just how I like my books.

Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Email alerts New issue alert. Seeing the end of the slave trade, many African communities were again growing rapidly in number and potential capital. He makes prudent use coloniapism sources and case studies making a well-structured and concise yet in- depth survey of African history to back his argument. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. This leads him into arrican trap of turning analytic concepts into descriptive concepts.

African perspectives on colonialism

However, although his synthesis draws from a variety of sources, his conclusion is not far from some of European scholars such as Messrs Gann and Duignan whom Boahen criticises for their seeming defence of colonialism Kirk-Greene, Your list has reached the maximum number of pesrpectives. On perspectuves other hand, the biggest criticism, and rightly so, of any and all colonial efforts was the biased and horribly inadequate investment into Africa’s infrastructure.


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Moreover, this book is important because it offers an African perspective on the colonial experience in Africa, which is mostly disregarded or absent in the academic body of work dealing with the subject. Furthermore, Boahen is willing admit that colonialism attained some positive consequence for Africa even though these consequences were africwn and accidentally achieved while pursuing European interests.

A Adu Boahen Find more information about: A Adu Boahen Publisher: A different outlook on European colonization in Africa told by the colonized. Home About Help Search. Europe had been more advance than Africa in the previous years of interaction, years in which Europe had been largely more powerful than Africa but had, for the most part, not conquered the continent, but those were interaction between pre-industrial societies.

He has written many published books and articles, some of which include: As Boahen explains there were many independent and growing kingdoms, at least two of them with large armies prior to the colonial era.

Along with these economic conditions, Boahen asserts that the rise in nationalism amongst the newly developed countries of Europe, as well as the need to establish colonies to accommodate the surplus labour and unemployed workforce resulting from industrial capitalism, which ultimately led to colonialism Boahen, Write a customer review. Moreover, his thesis brings across an important note that the opposing consequences of colonialism are not balanced and that the negative consequences outweigh the positive.


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Article PDF first page preview. Boahen intends to offer an Afrocentric perspective on colonialism Colonialiem as an academic response to the predominantly Eurocentric perspective in the scholarly body of work on the subject. Moreover, since all the economic expansion and infrastructural development was made to facilitate the exploitation and extraction of natural resources for the sole benefit of colonial powers; these developments did not take any needs of the colonies into consideration thus industrialisation of colonies was completely neglected Boahen, Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: From Colonialism to Independence, to theā€¦ by William H.

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Buy the selected items together This item: The colonial cash crops could perspectivea into an economic strategy post-independence, while the colonizers also developed limited infrastructure to include water sanitation, hospitals and limited transportation. What would Africa have looked like without the shackles of colonialism?

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