Between Continent and Country: Botswana, National Liberation

Title

Between Continent and Country: Botswana, National Liberation

Department

History

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Description

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.

ISBN

978-3-030-52911-6

Publication Date

2-10-2021

Document Type

Chapter

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

City

Cham

Publication Title

Visions of African Unity: New Perspective on the History of Pan-Africanism and African Unification Projects

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2021 Palgrave Macmillan

Keywords

Botswana, Frontline States, Pan-Africanism, South Africa, Namibia, ANC, SWAPO, legal history

Disciplines

African History | Political History

Between Continent and Country: Botswana, National Liberation

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