Colonialism on the Margins of Africa

1st Edition

Jan Záhořík, Linda Piknerová

Published December 19, 2017
Reference - 108 Pages
ISBN 9781138037946 - CAT# Y328786
Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Africa


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Colonial rule shaped the map of Africa like no other event in history. New borders were delineated; explorers and colonial armies were getting into the interior of the continent in order to grab the "magnificent cake of Africa."

Colonialism on the Margins of Africa examines less known and smaller or peripheral areas of Africa which played a significant role in the process of colonization of Africa by European powers. Due to diverse socio-economic, religious, ethno-linguistic, as well as political factors, places like the Somali-speaking territories, the Gambia, or Swaziland were divided between or surrounded by various administrative and political systems with different economic opportunities shaping the way to different futures in the post-colonial period.

This book will be of interest to students and scholars of African history and colonial and postcolonial politics.

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