African Perspectives on Colonialism (The Johns Hopkins Symposia in Comparative History, 15): A. Adu Boahen

This history deals with the twenty-year period between 1880 and 1900, when virtually all of Africa was seized and occupied by the Imperial Powers of Europe. Eurocentric points of view have dominated the study of this era, but in this book, one of Africa’s leading historians reinterprets the colonial experiences from the perspective of the colonized.


“Contradict[s] the extraordinary myth that Africa ‘has no history..’Boahen is one of the pioneers in the school of African historiography.”

–Times Literary Supplement

“Here is the story from the other side; it serves as a needed corrective to the ubiquitous Eurocentric point of view.”


About the Author

A. Adu Boahen was a professor at The University of Ghana, historian, and politician. He is also the author of Topics in West African History, 2nd Edition and Ghana: Evolution and Change in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.

  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press; Reprint edition (September 1, 1989)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 133 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0801839319
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0801839313
  • Item Weight : 8 ounces
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.43 x 9 inches

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