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The Ideological Scramble for Africa

"Frank Gerits has crafted an ambitious and exemplary transnational history of the battle for African hearts and minds in the era of decolonization. This thoughtful book will be required reading for a generation of historians of decolonization, the Cold War, and Africa."

Christopher Dietrich, Fordham University, author of Oil Revolution

Book Reviews

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Book Tour

  • Book talk and panel conversation at Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 15 March 2023 (Time TBA).

  • Africa Talks seminar series Department of African Studies and Anthropology, the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, 19 April 2023, 3:15-4:45 (online talk).

  • Official Book Launch of  at Utrecht University, Drift 21, Sweelinckzaal 0.05, 19 April 2023 (talk: 17:00-18:30, drinks: 18:30-20:00), with Odd Arne Westad, Yale University (online), Alanna O’Malley, Leiden University, the African and Caribbean Heritage Network at Utrecht University and a representative of the Ghanaian embassy.

  • Book talk for the Research Group Modernity and Society 1800-2000 (MoSa), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 26 April 2023 (16h-18h).

  • Book talk and panel conversation, Prague University, History Faculty Building, Prague, Czech Republic, 10 May 2023 (17:30-19:00).

  • University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany, 23 May 2023 (details TBA).

"This erudite book fulfills its ambitious scope and premise with impressive archival work, offering us a major revision of our approach to African international relations during the period of decolonization."

Leslie James, 2022

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