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ISBN-10: 0190845171

ISBN-13: 9780190845179

for many years ahead of and after African independence, the London weekly West Africa used to be a well known resource of reports, research and touch upon the area, particularly the (former) British territories. Jonathan Derrick, who labored at the magazine's employees within the Sixties and back in its ultimate years sooner than closure in 2003, right here reports the sooner historical past of West Africa in the course of the tale of its principally forgotten editor, Albert Cartwright, from the magazine's founding in 1917 to Cartwright's retirement in 1947.

Before enhancing West Africa, Cartwright spent 20 years in South Africa, making the headlines in 1901 whilst, as editor of Cape Town's South African information throughout the Boer struggle, he was once jailed for a yr for a struggle crimes allegation opposed to Lord Kitchener. Exploring Cartwright kin papers and stories, Derrick unearths the complicated nature of a guy who, for 3 many years, ran a colonial journal yet used to be liked through Africans as a person who certainly understood them.

Derrick locations the tale of colonial-era West Africa, which might achieve its maximum heights throughout the independence interval, in the wider panorama of British periodicals facing Africa within the 19th and 20th centuries.

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