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Title:Pan-Africanism and West African Nationalism in Britain
Author:Adi, Hakim
Year:2000
Periodical:African Studies Review
Volume:43
Issue:1
Period:April
Pages:69-82
Language:English
Geographic terms:Great Britain
West Africa
Africa
Subjects:nationalism
student movements
Inter-African Relations
Urbanization and Migration
History and Exploration
Education and Oral Traditions
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/524721
Abstract:This article outlines some aspects of the history of West Africans in Britain during the colonial era in the first half of the 20th century, focusing on the emergence of West African nationalism. Many of the West Africans who sojourned in Britain during this period were students. Their political organizations, especially the West African Students' Union (WASU) and the West African National Secretariat (WANS), were influential in West Africa and throughout the diaspora and reflected changing political identities, consciousness, and historical conditions. They show that West Africans developed and maintained their own distinctive political aims and ideologies, while at the same time contributing to and being influenced by those of the diaspora. West African nationalism provided a distinctive philosophy and orientation even for West Africans' pan-African activities. West Africans saw the future of Africa and the diaspora as being determined by political and other advances in West Africa. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French.
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