Becoming an African University: Makerere, 1922-2000

Becoming an African University: Makerere, 1922-2000
Item# 1592212875
Regular price: $109.95
Sale price: $93.46
Availability: Usually ships the same business day

Product Description

For four decades, Makerere University, known as the "Oxford of Africa," was the sole university-level institution in all of East Africa. A fabled Mecca for aspiring youth, it trained many of the regionís first generation of intellectual and political leaders, including the present presidents of Kenya and Tanzania. It remains one of Africaís most important universities today. As one of the first comprehensive look at an African university, this book tells the story of Makerereís colonial beginnings, its efflorescence during the 1950s and 1960s, its calamitous decline during nearly two decades of tyranny and civil war, and its resurgence following the restoration of peace and relative stability.

Hardcover: 438 pages Publisher: Africa World Press (January 15, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 1592212875 ISBN-13: 978-1592212873 Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 1.4 inches Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds