African Nationalism offers an innovative perspective on the creation of nations and nationalism, and the role of race in nationalism overall, by bringing together a compilation of debates on African nationalism, from Pan-Africanism up to the present day.

The book examines African nationalism in comparative perspective, mainly with the UK, France, and the US: the birthplaces of modern nationalism. The author suggests that the origins of African nationalism lay outside the continent and demonstrates the similarities that abound between African nationalisms across a diverse range of countries.

This volume is important reading for students and scholars of nationalism, history, political science, and African studies.

chapter |3 pages


chapter 2|5 pages

From Pan-Negroism to Territorial Nationalism

Nationalism without Nations

chapter 3|10 pages

Négritude 1

chapter 4|11 pages

Continental Pan-Africanism

chapter 6|14 pages

The Permeation of Western Liberal Concepts

chapter 9|10 pages

Opponents of National Independence

chapter 11|17 pages

Black Zionism

The Return to Africa in Theory and Practice 1

chapter 12|2 pages