and Action in Colonial Africa
by Dr. Chris Youé and Dr. Tim Stapleton
individual experiences of those who, in some way, contributed
to the development and demise of colonial Africa are often overlooked.
These agents of empire intellectuals and peasants,
chiefs and ex-slaves, nationalists and colonial officials
symbolize the ambiguities of and limitation on colonial power.
Agency and Action in Colonial Africa attempts to capture
Edited by Dr. Chris Youé, History department and Dr. Youés
former Memorial student Dr. Tim Stapleton, Agency and Action
in Colonial Africa is dedicated to John E. Flint of Dalhousie
University, Canadas premier historian of colonialism in
Africa. Both editors studied under Dr. Flint.
Dr. Flint taught colonial history at Dalhousie for 27 years,
during which time he supervised 30 PhD students and countless
MAs. He is best known internationally as the scholar who unravelled
the complexities (and simplicities) of those influential agents
of late 19th century commercial empire, Cecil Rhodes and George
The authors write in the introduction that The man who
has taught students in Santa Barbara and Stanford in California,
and headed the departments of history in Nsukka, Nigeria, and
Halifax, Nova Scotia, is the person who has made such a contribution
to the humanity of African studies in Canada, and a significant
one to African history internationally.
legacy of Flints scholarship is still with us, not so much
between the covers of this volume, as in a multitude of rooms
and offices throughout the world.
Dr. Youé also contributed a chapter titled Rebellion and
Quiescence: Kenyan and Rhodesian Responses to Forced Removals
in the 1950s.
Agency and Action is published by Palgrave.