Leadership in Colonial Africa Disruption of Traditional Frameworks and Patterns

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-12-04
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Taken together, the chapters in this book represent a tapestry of leadership frameworks and cultures in colonial Africa. Scholars across disciplines explore the nature and evolution of leadership born of the colonial encounter between white colonialists and native Africans as well as the leadership that ultimately led to independence.

Leadership in Colonial Africa highlights colonial disruptions of traditional leadership patterns in Africa and how African leaders, traditional and nationalist, reacted to these disruptions. Jallow examines the emergence of modern leadership cultures in Africa and argues that leadership studies theory may usefully be deployed in the study of African leadership

Author Biography

Baba Jallow is assistant professor of African history and director of the African Studies Program at Creighton University, Omaha. He belongs to the African Studies Association, the International Leadership Association, and the Peace History Society among other professional bodies. Jallow has been published in the Journal of Religion and Society and Journal of Critical Southern Studies.

Jallow earned a BA in History and Political Science from Fourah Bay College, the University of Sierra Leone. Before coming to the USA as a political exile in 2000, Baba was editor of the Daily Observer and Founder Editor and CEO of The Independent, a newspaper in his native Gambia. In the USA he received his MA in Liberal Studies from Rutgers University, New Jersey 2005. In 2006, he was admitted into the doctoral program in History at the University of California, Davis where he earned a PhD in 2011. His research interests include the history of colonial and postcolonial Africa, censorship in Africa, Islam in North West Africa, and Catholics and Social Justice in Ghana.

Table of Contents

1. The Case for African Leadership Studies and Leadership in Colonial Africa: an Introduction; Baba G. Jallow
2. Chiefs and Protectorate Administration in Colonial Gambia, 1894 – 1965; Hassoum Ceesay
3. Linking Anti-colonialism and Human Rights: The Activism and Advocacy of Nnamdi Azikiwe; Bonny Ibhawoh
4. The Diplomatic Achievements of Amilcar Cabral: A Case Study of Effective Leadership in a Small African State; David Fistein
5. The Warrior and the Wizard: The Leadership Legacies of Josiah Tongogara and Robert Mugabe during Zimbabwe's Liberation Struggle; Nyasha M. GuramatunhuCooper
6. Voortrekker or State-Builder? John Vorster and the Challenges of Leadership in the Apartheid State; Jamie Miller
7. Leadership and Liberation: Southern African reflections; Chris Saunders
8. W. E. B. Du Bois: Pan-African Leadership for Democracy and Peace; Phillip Luke Sinitiere

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