Nationalism and African Intellectuals

  title={Nationalism and African Intellectuals},
  author={Robert L. Tignor and T{\'o}y{\`i}n F{\'a}lol{\'a}},
  journal={Canadian Journal of African Studies},
Falola and Agbo offer an engaging analysis of African nationalism since the nineteenth century. The constant question confronting African intellectual thought for two centuries now has been: Against the background of Western incursion, how can Africa uplift itself? Falola and Agbo examine the intersection between nationalism and African intellectuals in the quest by African elites to address issues of tradition, change, politics, and power. They discuss efforts by African elites to reconstruct… 
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