Whose perspective does it privilege?

Overview: Shillington, History of Africa, Ch. 22-23
Film: Basil Davidson, The Magnificent African Cake (1983)
Analysis: Stelios Michalopoulos and Elias Papaioanno (2016) “The Long-Run Effects of the Scramble for Africa.” American Economic Review, 106 (7): 1802-48.
Flash Forward: Howard French, “The World; A Century Later, Letting Africans Draw Their Own Map,” The New York Times, November 23, 1997.
Exercise 3: Reflect on the phrase “Scramble for Africa.” Whose perspective does it privilege? Build on what we’ve learned so far and/or previous knowledge to offer what might be different or overlooked about this historical era from an African’s perspective.

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