Africana Studies notes 10-4-07

Africana Studies notes 10-4-07 - southern Rhodesia and...

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Africana Studies notes on 10/4/07 OAU Goal was African unity Didn’t side with anyone Couldn’t intervene Weak Accepted international boundaries Revolution Algeria—1954-1962—very bloody and violent—Fanon (writer) wrote Wretched of the Earth talks about effects of revolution and decolonization has on colonies. From Martinique and came to fight with Algerians. 1 million French settlers there, that’s why it was bloody. South Africa—Apartheid ends in 1990s. Portuguese Colonies—Vital to Portuguese economy—Portugal was poorest nation so it relied more on colonies. 1970s get independence. o Portuguese Guinea(Guinea Bissau) o Mozambique o Angola Zimbabwe—1980 independence—changes from Rhodesia—1930s when white settlement begins—considerably large amount of white population that they don’t want to give independence—northern Rhodesia,
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Unformatted text preview: southern Rhodesia and Nyasalandbecame Malawi (all British colonies) British grants them independence in 1960ssouthern Rhodesia is different UDI (unilateral declaration of independence) 1965declare our independence from Britain so Britain cant grant Africans the right to voteIan Smith takes leadership of southern Rhodesiacontinue to resist until 1980. War from 1965-1980. Identityhow others see you as well as how you see yourself. Its a social contract. It can change, its not constant. Yoruba group came together from many different groups---after colonization, people got together in urban centers because they speak similar languages and so they get a collective identity. Complexity!...
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