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Title:Missiles from 'Kirsten Hall': Herbert Macaulay versus Hugh Clifford, 1922-1931
Authors:Lawal, Olakunle A.ISNI
Jimoh, Oluwasegun M.
Year:2012
Periodical:Lagos Historical Review (ISSN 1596-5031)
Volume:12
Pages:41-62
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:political conflicts
colonial administrators
political elite
anticolonialism
nationalism
About persons:Herbert Macaulay (1864-1946)ISNI
Hugh Charles Clifford (1866-1941)ISNI
Abstract:A number of existing studies have examined the career, life and times of Nigerian politician Herbert Macaulay who was one of the first leaders of the Nigerian opposition opposed to British colonial rule. Yet, a lacuna still exists in our knowledge of the nature of the relationship that existed between this foremost nationalist and the colonial government which was headed at that time by Sir Hugh Clifford (1919-1931). This essay highlights the dynamics of the hostility that characterized the relationship between these two, emphasizing the mutual and deeply personal dimensions of this relationship. The essay uses Herbert Macaulay's many virulent campaigns against Sir Hugh Clifford to explain the dynamics of two irreconcilable forces that occupied the colonial space of Lagos in the 1920s. Judging from the epilogue of this encounter, the essay concludes that Herbert Macaulay triumphed and as such was able to launch himself, effectively, as the father of Nigerian nationalism. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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