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Author Grant, William
Title Zambia Then and Now : Colonial Rulers and Their African Successors
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2009
©2009
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Edition 1st ed
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Note Intro -- CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- PREFACE -- PART A MEMOIRS OF A COLONIAL DISTRICT OFFICER, 1958 TO 1961 -- CHAPTER ONE BEGINNINGS -- CHAPTER TWO PEOPLE AND POWERS -- CHAPTER THREE THE PLACE -- CHAPTER FOUR LAW AND ORDER -- CHAPTER FIVE THE JOB -- CHAPTER SIX AFRICANS -- CHAPTER SEVEN DISTRICT OFFICER ON TOUR -- CHAPTER EIGHT EVENTS -- CHAPTER NINE DOMESTIC ARRANGEMENTS AND PASTIMES -- CHAPTER TEN REFLECTIONS -- CHAPTER ELEVEN ENDINGS -- PART B FROM BRITISH COLONY TO INDEPENDENCE AND BEYOND -- CHAPTER TWELVE ZAMBIAN POLITICS, 1950-2006 -- PART C ZAMBIA NOW: IMPRESSIONS OF A FORMER DISTRICT OFFICER, RETURNING 45 YEARS LATER -- CHAPTER THIRTEEN DIARY OF A BWANA WHO CAME BACK, FROM JUNE 24 TO JULY 25, 2006 -- CHAPTER FOURTEEN ZAMBIA'S ECONOMY -- CHAPTER FIFTEEN FROM THEN TO NOW: WHAT HAS CHANGED -- APPENDICES -- APPENDIX I -- APPENDIX II -- APPENDIX III -- APPENDIX IV -- APPENDIX V -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
Written by a member of the last generation of British Colonial Service Officers in Africa, the book seeks to place both colonial rulers and their African successors in the context of history and the circumstances of their time, viewing their achievements and failures critically but not unsympathetically and comparing colonial society with that of the independent African country that Northern Rhodesia has become. Colonialism is viewed at the day to day level of the administration of a rural district by four officers and a handful of African district messengers, who worked together without even a telephone to assist them. With a wealth of detail that can only come from experience, Grant's work makes an important contribution to the understanding of a time, place, period and practices that are only now being considered in a balanced way
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Grant, William Zambia Then and Now : Colonial Rulers and Their African Successors London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2009 9780710313430
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