Colonialism and Decolonisation in Africa

Paul Nugent, Professor of Comparative African History at the  University of Edinburgh and former Director of African Studies will give a lecture on Thursday the 12th of March 2015 at 6.00 pm in the College lecture theatre. The lecture, entitled Colonialism and Decolonisation in Africa: The Past in the Present will address the difficult transition of African countries from colonial to independent rules and will question whether the earlier colonial order has caused or at the very least contributed to the state of instability currently experienced throughout large sections of the African continent.  The poster of the lecture can be downloaded here. All interested people are welcome to attend.

Prof Paul Nugent's lecture will be the first in a series dedicated to The African Exodus, the massive migration of people from the African continent toward Europe and that has already resulted in thousands of deaths in the journey across the Mediterannean sea.

Paul Nugent is the author of numerous books, including Africa Since Independence: A Comparative History.  He has worked in Ghana, Togo, Senegal, Gambia, Uganda, Kenya and South Africa. He is currently completing a book on the history of the South African wine industry, and another on borders and state-making in West Africa. He is the chair of the African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE) and the president of AEGIS, the European African Studies association. He is also the co-editor of the Journal of Modern African Studies.

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