(OLDIE!) Review: “Sir George Goldie and the Making of Nigeria” – J. E. Flint

(This is an OLDIE – an old review from years ago! My views and opinions might have changed since then.) This book is a political biography of one of the most important and least known British colonialists, George Goldie. Born into a wealthy Manx family, Goldie “revived the chartered company as a method of acquiringContinue reading “(OLDIE!) Review: “Sir George Goldie and the Making of Nigeria” – J. E. Flint”

(OLDIE!) Review: “A History of Niger, 1850-1960” – Finn Fuglestad

(This is an OLDIE – an old review from years ago! My views and opinions might have changed since then.) A better title for Finn Fuglestad’s “A History of Niger: 1850-1960” would be “Niger: The French Weren’t That Bad,” since the Fuglestad’s seems intent on whitewashing French colonialism in Africa. An example of this pro-FrenchContinue reading “(OLDIE!) Review: “A History of Niger, 1850-1960” – Finn Fuglestad”

Review: “Third World Colonialism and Strategies of Liberation: Eritrea and East Timor Compared” – Awet Tewelde Weldemichael

Professor Awet Tewelde Weldemichael’s “Third World Colonialism and Strategies of Liberation: Eritrea and East Timor Compared” offers an excellent and unique analysis of Third World ‘secondary colonialism’ — when former colonial territories, namely Ethiopia and Indonesia, become themselves the colonizers, in this case of Eritrea and East Timor, respectively. Weldemichael’s primary object of investigation isContinue reading “Review: “Third World Colonialism and Strategies of Liberation: Eritrea and East Timor Compared” – Awet Tewelde Weldemichael”