By Carolyn A. Brown
This booklet files a huge, yet understudied, zone of a West African operating classification. The coal miners of the Enugu executive colliery grew to become nationalist icons for lots of Nigerians following a colonial executive bloodbath of impressive miners in 1949. Carolyn Brown argues that the reviews of those miners should be studied as whatever greater than appendages to the political background of the delivery of the Nigerian country. in the course of the lens of gender, race, and sophistication, she records the tumultuous historical past of the Enugu miners and divulges how they built features of self-awareness and class-consciousness just like these in their Western opposite numbers in British or North American mines.
Read or Download We Are All Slaves: African Miners, Culture, and Resistance at the Enugu Government Colliery, Nigeria PDF
Similar Africa books
Ioan Lewis info the background and tradition of the Somali humans, offering a special window into this little-known tradition and its more and more public predicaments. He offers perception into the complicated social, historic, and cultural hinterland that's the Somali history and will pay shut consciousness to the pervasive impact of conventional nomadism, specially its super decentralized nature.
From the start of the colonial interval to the hot conflicts within the heart East, encounters with the Muslim international have helped american citizens outline nationwide id and function. concentrating on America's stumble upon with the Barbary states of North Africa from 1776 to 1815, Robert Allison lines the perceptions and mis-perceptions of Islam within the American brain because the new kingdom developed its ideology and procedure of presidency.
Starting on tenth April 1941, and lasting for 240 days, the siege of Tobruk is a mesmerising story of human persistence and heroism. it truly is an epic tale of remarkable resilience because the Libyan port's 24,000 defenders met more and more determined makes an attempt by way of Rommel's Panzer divisions to damage throughout the hurriedly thrown-up defences.
This e-book examines how colonial identities have been developed within the Cape Colony of South Africa for the reason that its institution within the seventeenth century as much as the 20 th century. it's an explicitly archaeological process yet which additionally attracts extra largely on documentary fabric to ascertain how varied humans within the colony - from settler to slave - built identities via fabric tradition.
Extra resources for We Are All Slaves: African Miners, Culture, and Resistance at the Enugu Government Colliery, Nigeria