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East Africa in the Fifties

East Africa in the Fifties (Hardback)

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A personal account of the experiences of a young English family living in East Africa during the last few years of colonial rule. Colman, with his wife and infant son, went out to the University College of East Africa in 1953. This was the start of an academic career that led him to Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda and Zanzibar where he was well placed to observe these countries' rush for independence. Here the exotic scene is vividly recaptured. Domestic details, social and racial relations, political events, shopping, scandal, all serve to bring to life the confusion and uncertainty of that era.

BiographyBiography: generalEducationEducation TheoryHigher & further education, tertiary educationUniversitiesHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsColonialism & imperialismHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsNational liberation & independence, post-colonialismHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyAfrican history Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd. Publication Date: 31/12/1998 ISBN-13: 9781860642357  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Sidney Coleman has been both a warden and Director of Extra-Mural Studies at the University College of East Africa at Makere, a member of the Board of the East African Institute of Social Research. He and his wife have recently retired to England.

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