Imperialism and Human Rights: Colonial Discourses of Rights and Liberties in African History
Korieh, Chima J., African Studies Review
LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS Bonny Ibhawoh. Imperialism and Human Rights: Colonial Discourses of Rights and Liberties in African History. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2007. xvi + 226 pp. Photographs. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $60.00. Cloth.
This is an important contribution to the historical analysis of human rights discourses-and particularly to the discussion of human rights before the 1948 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. Using colonial Nigeria under British rule as a case study, Ibhawoh sets his study in the context of the earlier traditions of human rights, arguing that the contemporary focus on universal human rights indeed had antecedents in African …
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Publication information: Article title: Imperialism and Human Rights: Colonial Discourses of Rights and Liberties in African History. Contributors: Korieh, Chima J. - Author. Journal title: African Studies Review. Volume: 50. Issue: 3 Publication date: December 2007. Page number: 191+. © African Studies Association Sep 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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