The Politics of Emancipation
African affairs writer and lecturer Margery Perham discusses the effects of colonialism in tropical Africa. In 1939 she became the first female fellow of Nuffield College at Oxford University before being appointed as Director of the Oxford Institute of Colonial Studies in 1945. In her Reith series entitled 'The Colonial Reckoning', she highlights problems of colonial rule.
In this lecture entitled 'The Politics of Emancipation', she considers the British response to the pressure of African nationalism. She reflects on the political difficulties of creating a new state from both the British and the African perspective.