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Title:'If We Are Still Here Next Year': Zambian Historical Research in the Context of Decline, 2002-2003
Author:Larmer, MilesISNI
Year:2004
Periodical:History in Africa
Volume:31
Pages:215-229
Language:English
Geographic term:Zambia
Subjects:postcolonialism
historiography
Bibliography/Research
History and Exploration
Economics and Trade
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/4128525
Abstract:This paper addresses the challenges facing researchers seeking to explore the postcolonial history of Zambia, a country whose social infrastructure in general, and academic and research facilities in particular, are in a state of apparently perpetual decline. It describes some of the major archival resources available and their limitations. It surveys recent and ongoing attempts to document the history of nationalist movements and leaders. Finally, it explores the potential for developing a history of postcolonial Zambia which escapes the assumptions of a still dominant nationalist historiography, and which thereby contributes to a deeper understanding of the lives actually lived by Zambians since independence. Ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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