When: Throughout 1960
Where: Throughout Africa
Referred to as the Year of Africa due to a number of events, mainly the independence of 17 African nations and Africa’s emergence as a major force in the United Nations.
“Reflections on 1960, The Year of Africa.” New York Times. February 6, 2020.
Everett, Katherine, Hardick, Emily and Damarius Johnson. “The Year of Africa.” Origins 14, no. 4 (2021): LINK.
Young, Crawford. The Postcolonial State in Africa: Fifty Years of Independence, 1960-2010. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2012.