The Momentous 1960s - Reflections on an African Decade

Lynn Schler, Ulf Engel

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The 1960s was a decade of revolutionary changes throughout Africa. At this juncture across the continent, histories of colonialism, decolonization, the Cold War, nationalism, pan-Africanism and independence intermingled, with critical consequences for nations, communities and individuals. More than any other period of the 20th century, the 1960s was an era of immense, radical and contradictory possibilities. A massive range of ideologies, political agendas, economic developments, cultural styles and social changes were experimented with, and a sense of opportunity found expression everywhere. From the newly decolonized to those enduring the most extreme forms of racist minority rule, the 1960s was an era of heightened expectations and aspirations – some fulfilled and others held in abeyance. This volume aims at consolidating a growing body of work addressing the 1960s in Africa as an era of monumental significance that requires more scrutiny and analysis
Original languageEnglish GB
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationComparativ
PublisherLeipziger Uni-Vlg
StatePublished - 2019


  • (Zielgruppe)Fachpublikum/ Wissenschaft
  • (Produktform)Paperback / softback
  • History of Africa
  • Global Studies
  • Southern Africa
  • Bureau for Workers' Activities
  • Zambia
  • (VLB-WN)1550: Hardcover, Softcover / Geschichte
  • (Produktform (spezifisch))Paperback (DE)
  • (Zielgruppe)Fachhochschul-/Hochschulausbildung


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