On the Edges of Whiteness: Polish Refugees in British Colonial Africa During and After the Second World War (Hardcover)

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From 1942 to 1950, nearly twenty thousand Poles found refuge from the horrors of war-torn Europe in camps within Britain's African colonies, including Uganda, Tanganyika, Kenya and Northern and Southern Rhodesia. On the Edges of Whiteness tells their improbable story, tracing the manifold, complex relationships that developed among refugees, their British administrators, and their African neighbors. While intervening in key historical debates across academic disciplines, this book also gives an accessible and memorable account of survival and dramatic cultural dislocation against the backdrop of global conflict.

About the Author


Jochen Lingelbach is a postdoctoral research fellow in African History at the University of Bayreuth. He obtained his doctorate at the University of Leipzig and currently works on the project "Africa in the Global History of Refugee Camps" within the University of Bayreuth's "Africa Multiple" Cluster of Excellence.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781789204445
ISBN-10: 1789204445
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2020
Pages: 306
Language: English