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Leadership in Colonial Africa

Disruption of Traditional Frameworks and Patterns

  • Editors
  • Baba G. Jallow

Part of the Palgrave Studies in African Leadership book series (PSAL)

About this book


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


African studies African leadership leadership studies colonial rule nationalism administration Africa African colonialism democracy framework human rights leadership pattern patterns reflection Southern Africa state tradition

About the authors

Baba G. Jallow, Creighton University, USA Bonny Ibhawoh, McMaster University, Canada Hassoum Ceesay, Gambia National Museum, Gambia David Fistein, Gulf Coast State College, USA Nyasha M. Guramatunhu-Cooper, Jesuit Commons, Germany Jamie Miller, University of Cambridge, UK Chris Saunders, University of Cape Town, South Africa Phillip Luke Sinitiere, College of Biblical Studies, USA

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