Africa in Scotland, Scotland in Africa

Historical Legacies and Contemporary Hybridities


Africa in Scotland, Scotland in Africa provides scholarly, interdisciplinary analysis of the historical and contemporary relationships, links and networks between Scotland, Africa and the African diaspora. The book interrogates these links from a variety of perspectives – historical, political, economic, religious, diplomatic, and cultural – and assesses the mutual implications for past, present and future relationships. The socio-historical connection between Scotland and Africa is illuminated by the many who have shaped the history of African nationalism, education, health, and art in respective contexts of Africa, Britain, the Caribbean and the USA. The book contributes to the empirical, theoretical and methodological development of European African Studies, and thus fills a significant gap in information, interpretation and analysis of the specific historical and contemporary relationships between Scotland, Africa and the African diaspora. Contributors are: Afe Adogame, Andrew Lawrence, Esther Breitenbach, John McCracken, Markku Hokkanen, Olutayo Charles Adesina, Marika Sherwood, Caroline Bressey, Janice McLean, Everlyn Nicodemus, Kristian Romare, Oluwakemi Adesina, Elijah Obinna, Damaris Seleina Parsitau, Kweku Michael Okyerefo, Musa Gaiya and Jordan Rengshwat, Vicky Khasandi-Telewa, Kenneth Ross, Magnus Echtler, and Geoff Palmer.
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Biographical Note

Afe Adogame, Ph.D. (1998), University of Bayreuth, Germany, teaches Religious Studies and World Christianity at the University of Edinburgh, UK. His latest book publication is: The African Christian Diaspora: New Currents and Emerging Trends in World Christianity (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013). Andrew Lawrence, Ph.D. (2003), City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, teaches globalization and international organization at the Vienna School of International Studies, Austria. His latest book publication is: Employer and Worker and Collective Action: A Comparative Study of Germany, South Africa, and the United States (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Table of contents

List of Contributors Introduction Afe Adogame and Andrew Lawrence HISTORICAL UNDERPINNINGS Chapter 1: Scottish Encounters with Africa in the nineteenth century: Accounts of Explorers, Travellers, and Missionaries Esther Breitenbach Chapter 2: Missionaries and Nationalists: Scotland and the 1959 State Of Emergency in Malawi John McCracken MEDICINE AND MISSION Chapter 3: Missionaries, Experts and Agents of Empire: Scottish Doctors in Late Nineteenth-Century Southern and East-Central Africa Markku Hokkanen Chapter 4: Between Colonialism and Cultural Authenticity: Isaac Ladipo Oluwole, Oladele Adebayo Ajose, Public Health Services in Nigeria, and the Glasgow Connection Olutayo Charles Adesina ACTIVISTS, VISIONARIES, ARTISTS Chapter 5: Two Pan-African Political Activists emanating from University Of Edinburgh: John Randle and Richard Akinwande Savage Marika Sherwood Chapter 6: Ida B. Wells in Scotland Caroline Bressey Chapter 7: Exploring a Scottish Legacy: Lewis Davidson, Knox College and Jamaica’s Youth Janice McLean Chapter 8: Robert S. Duncanson, an African American Pioneer Artist with links to Scotland Everlyn Nicodemus and Kristian Romare MISSION AND TRANSMISSION: RELIGIOUS LEGACIES Chapter 9: Invoking Gender: Mary Slessor’s Thoughts, Mission and Legacies Oluwakemi Adesina and Elijah Obinna Chapter 10: Pentecostalising the Church of Scotland? Kenyan Presbyterianism in Historical Perspective Damaris Seleina Parsitau Chapter 11: Scottish Missionaries in Ghana: The Forgotten Tribe Kweku Michael Okyerefo Chapter 12: Scottish Missionaries in Central Nigeria Musa Gaiya and Jordan Rengshwat Chapter 13: “She Worships at the Kikuyu”: The Influence of Scottish Missionaries on Language in Worship and Education among African Christians Vicky Khasandi-Telewa CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES Chapter 14: ‘A Very Definite Radicalism’: The Early Development of the Scotland-Malawi Partnership 2004-08 Kenneth Ross Chapter 15: Scottish Warriors in Kwazulu-Natal. Cultural Hermeneutics of the Scottish Dancers (Isikoshi) In the Nazareth Baptist Church, South Africa Magnus Echtler Postscript The Scottish – Jamaica Historical Connection Geoff Palmer Index


The book highlights little-known areas of Africa and Scotland's interrelationships, and will appeal to academics, policy makers and professionals with interest in Africa, the African diaspora, the history of medicine, migration, mission, colonial and postcolonial studies, and Scotland and Europe.