Focusing on the experiences and contributions of overlooked African voices, Decolonising Geography highlights how geographers working in colonial and post-colonial universities conceptualised decolonisation in their research, practiced it through their academic careers and impacted the broader politics and national development of Africa.
- Explores how a generation of academic geographers engaged with constitutional decolonisation during the end of the British empire in Africa
- Includes thematically organized chapters examining the foundation of geography within colonial university colleges in the 1940s, the impact of the Cold War on African geography, anti-apartheid activism and transformation in South Africa, the legacies of decolonisation in contemporary African and British geography and more
- Includes a biographical 'careering' approach, following the professional lives of individual geographers to provide fresh insights into decolonisation in the former British Empire in Africa, drawing from extensive archival research and more than 40 oral history interviews with geographers in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and the UK
- A must-read for academics, researchers, scholars and general readers in the UK and Africa with an interest in the relationships between geography and decolonisation