For four decades, Makerere University, known as the "Oxford of Africa," was the sole university-level institution in all of East Africa. A fabled Mecca for aspiring youth, it trained many of the regionís first generation of intellectual and political leaders, including the present presidents of Kenya and Tanzania. It remains one of Africaís most important universities today.
As one of the first comprehensive look at an African university, this book tells the story of Makerereís colonial beginnings, its efflorescence during the 1950s and 1960s, its calamitous decline during nearly two decades of tyranny and civil war, and its resurgence following the restoration of peace and relative stability.
Hardcover: 438 pages
Publisher: Africa World Press (January 15, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 1.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds