Vol. XXX, Issue 1 (Winter 2023): 

The Elizabethan Imperial Era, Colonial Plunder,
and the Demise of Queen Elizabeth II

Table of Contents

 Mishack Gumbo: The Colonial Undertones of Queen Elizabeth II’s Death- Africa Speaks

Kimani Nehusi : Elizabeth II, Monarchy and Empire- Death of a Queen and the History of a Moment

Gloria Emeagwali: The British Imperial Institute- Notes on Colonial Intellectual Piracy, Plunder, and the Appropriation of Indigenous Knowledges


Prof Mishack T Gumbo is a Research Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Education, College of Education at UNISA. He is a specialist in Indigenous Technology Knowledge Systems Education. He has more than 100 publications in the form of journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, and books. His current research projects include the Indigenization of the Mathematics, Science and Technology Master’s in Education Programme, and A Strategic Intervention in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. Prof Gumbo mentors numerous developing and emerging scholars in the College of Education. He has given keynote addresses at numerous conferences and seminars. He has successfully supervised twenty-one doctoral students and nine master’s students to date. He has examined dissertations and theses for many universities locally and internationally and reviewed journal and conference papers. He serves on numerous academic committees and boards. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Indilinga: African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems. He achieved numerous awards between 2019 and 2022, including the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research. We are grateful for his perspective on the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Professor Kimani Nehusi is an activist scholar with multi-disciplinary interests in language and linguistics, history and research methodology. He has done research on Africa and its diasporas, the Caribbean and Guyana. Among his publications are A People’s Political History of Guyana, 1838 -1964, Hansib Publishing, London, and Libation: An Afrikan Ritual of Heritage in the Circle of Life, UPA, Maryland. His work The System of Education in Kemet (Ancient Egypt) was published by the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC) as Monograph no. 14. Dr. Nehusi teaches at the Department of Africology and African American Studies, Temple University. His contribution to this issue of Africa Update correlates with the findings of numerous scholars of imperial history and colonialism. We thank him for his illuminating article.

Professor Gloria Emeagwali is the founding coordinator of African Studies at Central Connecticut State University. She has published extensively on diverse aspects of African history.

Dr. Emeagwali is also an amateur film maker and the videographer and editor of numerous video-film documentaries. She is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Research Excellence Award, University of Texas at Austin, and the 2019 Distinguished Africanist Award, New York African Studies Association. Her brief article on the British Imperial Institute is based on archival research done at the Kaduna National Archives, Nigeria and the Public Record Office, London, UK.

Professor Gloria Emeagwali
Chief Editor
Africa Update


Gloria Emeagwali 
Chief Editor

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