Macola, Giacomo (2006) “It Means as If We Are Excluded from the Good Freedom”: Thwarted Expectations of Independence in the Luapula Province of Zambia, 1964-1967. Journal of African History, 47 (1). pp. 43-56. ISSN 0021-8537.
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Based on a close reading of new archival material, this article makes a case for the adoption of an empirical, ‘sub-systemic’ approach to the study of nationalist and postcolonial politics in Zambia. By exploring the notion of popular ‘expectations of independence’ to a much greater degree than did previous studies, the paper contends that the extent of the United National Independence Party's political hegemony in the immediate post-independence era has been grossly overrated – even in a traditional rural stronghold of the party and during a favourable economic cycle. In the second part of the paper, the diplomatic and ethnic manoeuvres of the ruler of the eastern Lunda kingdom of Kazembe are set against a background of increasing popular disillusionment with the performance of the independent government.
|Subjects:||J Political Science
D History General and Old World
|Divisions:||Faculties > Humanities > School of History|
|Depositing User:||Giacomo Macola|
|Date Deposited:||05 Nov 2008 09:09|
|Last Modified:||05 Sep 2011 23:59|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/7559 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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