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Reclaiming Africa’s Early Post-Independence History

Adebayo Olukoshi, Tetteh Hormeku-Ajei, Aishu Balaji, and Anita Nayar
Post-Colonialisms Today:, 2020
Level: beginner
Perspective: Other
Topic: Criticism of Capitalism, Globalization & International Economic Relations, North-South Relations & Development, Resources, Environment & Climate, Social movements & Transformation
Format: Blog & Press

This article introduces the series, “Reclaiming Africa’s Early Post- Independence History,'' from Post-Colonialisms Today. It explores the policies and thinking of African governments in the early post-independence period, and the lessons for today’s struggles for political and economic agency on the continent. This project was ultimately undercut by Northern nations, including the former colonizers, who worked to disrupt African governments’ political and economic agency to break out of their subordinate place in the global economic order.

Comment from our editors:

This is the introductory article for the "Reclaiming Africa's Early Post Independence History " series at Africa is a Country

Go to: Reclaiming Africa’s Early Post-Independence History


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