Africa in Scotland, Scotland in Africa

Historical Legacies and Contemporary Hybridities


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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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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).
List of Contributors

Afe Adogame and Andrew Lawrence


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


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


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


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


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

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.
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