ABSTRACT

The essence of the contrast between the younger and the older generation of new Africans is that the younger are in more of a hurry. The two young men had both studied in African universities outside Nyasaland. One had been an Administrative Assistant, the first African in Nyasaland to attain this rank; the other had been a teacher. To a student of society the interesting question is what sort of people come forward to claim this new kind of leadership, a leadership which is not interested in maintaining an established order but rather in changing things much faster than the colonial governments ever contemplated. Many of the new leaders have been in government service. Patrice Lumumba was a post office clerk; so was Sekou Toure, who is the President of Guinea. Some have worked for expatriate firms.