Between Continent and Country: Botswana, National Liberation
Representative of similarly positioned Frontline States, Botswana became a negotiated space during the twentieth century's second half. Within a continent where leaders often imagined regional and continental unity, the realities of late-stage colonialism just as often undermined these visions. This chapter investigates the country's difficult positioning and the sometimes-positive, sometimes-adverse space within, betwixt, and between its citizens and neighbours. Utilising sources from Botswana's National Archives, as well as from liberation movement archives emanating from the ANC and SWAPO, it seeks to understand how parties constrained under Total War imagined Pan-Africanist ideals within their physical realities.
Visions of African Unity: New Perspective on the History of Pan-Africanism and African Unification Projects
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Botswana, Frontline States, Pan-Africanism, South Africa, Namibia, ANC, SWAPO, legal history
African History | Political History
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Houser, Myra Ann, "Between Continent and Country: Botswana, National Liberation" (2021). Books and Monographs. 85.