Using British Colonial Office papers, the archives of colonial governments in Africa, and the writings of African nationalists, Dr Nwauwa examines the long history of the demand for the establishment of universities in Colonial Africa, to which the authorities finally agreed after World War II.
This book is compelling, brilliantly written and immensely scholarly, a remarkable account… Bunmi Akpata-Ohehe, West Africa
"…a scholarly and welcome addition to the history of British colonial education." History of Education Review
The International History Review - AHM Kirk-Greene
"..a welcome contribution to the amplitude of studies on this or that aspect of higher education in anglophone tropical Africa -"
Commonwealth and Comparative Studies
"His discussion of the role of this lobby offers interesting new insights into the history of colonial reform in Africa."
"This is an important publication on a topical subject … It is a story told in a refreshing way in an agreeable and satisfying style" - Michael Omolewa, "Paedagogica Historica"
Imperial and Commonwealth History Vol 26, No 1, 1997
"A thoughtful and soudly-based account.