Africa and the First World War by Melvin E. Page (eds.)

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93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. 101. 102. 103. 104. 105. 106. 27 John H. Harris, 'The "New Attitude" of the African', Fortnightly Review, 114(1920) 959. See Frederick Quinn's contribution to this volume, 'The Impact of the First World War and its Aftermath on the Beti of Cameroun'. Mombera Native Association minute book, 25 May 1927, Mombera Native Association papers, Malawi National Archives, Historical Manuscripts Collection. Jean K. Mackenzie, 'The New Fact of Africa', in Friends of Africa (Cambridge, MA, 1928) p.

Originally imposed to keep palm kernels out of enemy hands, the duty was collected from producers on export, but was refundable on evidence of sale to a British manufacturer. After 1918 the rationale was gone but the duty remained, at best tying up African capital and inhibiting indigenous investment. 84 Even the demands for African labour continued after the war. In Cameroun, for example, the new French government required a considerable number of road and rail workers from a usually reluctant populace.

T. Phillips, 'The Tide of Colour', Journal of the Royal African Society, 21(1921-2) 129; 134. J. Ayo Langley, 'Pan-Africanism in Paris, 1924-36', Journal of Modern African Studies, 7(1969) 76. Les Continents, 1 July 1924. Joseph D. Chiphe, letter to the editor, Negro World, 31 August 1929, p. 4. Writing from Nassau, Chiphe claimed to be a 'native born African' and in an earlier letter hinted that he was from Nyasaland; Negro World, 16 March 1929,4. , copy in Prince Arthur to Colonial Office, 9 August 1923, CO 417/694, PRO.

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