Contributors
Neville Alexander is currently director of the Project for the Study of Alter-
native Education in South Africa (praesa), a research unit in the Faculty of
Humanities at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of English
Unassailable but Unattainable: The Dilemmas of South African Language
Policy in Education (praesa, 2000), and ‘‘A Very Ordinary Country: The
Transition from Apartheid to Democracy in South Africa,’’ a manuscript
forthcoming with the University of Natal Press in Durban, South Africa.
Andrew Barnes teaches African and European history in the History De-
partment at Arizona State University. In African history, he has forthcom-
ing chapters on ‘‘African Intellectual Life during the Colonial Era’’ and
‘‘Western Education in Colonial Africa’’ in Toyin Falola, ed., Africa: Colo-
nial Africa, 1885–1939. In European history his most recent publication is
‘‘Church and Society,’’ in Peter Stearns, ed., Encyclopedia of European
Social History. At present he is writing a study of the European effort to
introduce Western civilization in colonial northern Nigeria.
Vasant Kaiwar teaches modern South Asian and world history in the His-
tory Department at Duke University. He founded and edited, with Sucheta
Mazumdar, the journals South Asia Bulletin (1981–93) and Comparative
Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (1993–2002). Educated
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