FINALIST FOR THE BETHWELL A. OGOT BOOK PRIZE, 2018
‘With this book Earle becomes a leader in re-thinking the history of African nationalisms. His scrutiny of private papers undiscovered by previous historians allows us to eavesdrop on the political thought of late-colonial activists as never before. Widely read in comparative politics, they thought deeply, from different religious viewpoints, Christian, Muslim, and ‘popular', about political responsibility and obligation – with a view to the right governance of their kingdom.'
~Professor John Lonsdale, Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge