Salami Agbaje: The Life and Times of an Indigenous Entrepreneur in Colonial Nigeria
AAU: African Studies Review
The significance of the colonial period and its effects on Africans has generated heat controversies among scholars. On one hand is the view that the colonial period was just an ‘episode’ in the continuous flow of African history, while on the other is the conviction that the period produced such cataclysms and fundamental dislocations that long-standing socio-political and economic structures were permanently impaired. A middle-of-the-road assessment has tended to incorporate elements from these two extremes emphasizing the complex nature of colonial enterprise. According to this last approach, Africans absorbed the attendant challenges demonstrating their resilience and ingenuity in all areas of life. At the same time, they also experienced important transformations occasioned by the colonial encounter with local variables determining the intensity or otherwise of those developments.
Colonial period , Africa , Africa history , Economy
Adeboye, O. “Salami Agbaje: The Life and Times of an Indigenous Entrepreneur in Colonial Nigeria”, AAU: African Studies Review, 3, (2004), 109-141