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Dr. Colleen Kriger

Professor of History

Dr. Colleen Kriger

The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movement in Africa, 1945-1994 by (ed.) Okwui Enwezor

"This book is a treasure trove, making available to a wide audience a particularly rich and momentous history. It should help to shatter Americans' stereotypes about Africa and Africans and their place in the world during the 20th century. I ordered this book for Jackson Library after viewing the exhibition twice in New York in 2002. Both times my breath was taken away by the commitment shown by so many people across the continent as they sought to end colonial/white minority rule and also by the knowledge, energy, creativity, and dedication shown by the curator in documenting these liberation struggles."