#Harambee63 (Video) The Rise of African Nationalism (Basil Davidson)


Basil Davidson’s books offer an Africanist perspective on Africa. He offers a highly objective perspective on colonialism and African nationalism.

This video focuses on what brought about the call for independence on the African continent. It begins with Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah’s entrance into argument for African nationalism. It also looks at the other colonies e.g. Zimbabwe and Kenya (particularly interesting). Davidson also touches on Algeria – Kenya’s and Mozambique’s ally in the war for independence.

“Kenya’s war for independence was replicated in Algeria – but on a larger scale. It was the most savage war for independence that Africa had ever seen.” – Davidson

Lookout for Nkrumah’s vibrant independence day speech at 13:20.

Written by Wambui