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Percival, John 1937-2005

Overview
Works: 13 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 1,703 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Producer, Director
Classifications: DT576, 967.1104
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Most widely held works by John Percival
The 1961 Cameroon plebiscite choice or betrayal by John Percival ( )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The United Nations-organised plebiscite on 11 February 1961 was one of the most significant events in the history of the southern and northern parts of the British-administered trust territory in Cameroon. John Percival was sent by the then Colonial Office as part of the team to oversee the process. This book captures the story of the plebiscite in all its dimensions and intricacies and celebrates the author's admiration for things African through a series of reminiscences of what life was like in the 1960s, both for the Africans themselves and for John Percival as a very young man. The complex story is also a series of reflections about the effect of the modern world on Africa. It is a thorough, insightful, rich and enlightening first-hand source on a political landmark that has never been told before in this way. In a vivid style with a great sense of humour, Percival's witty, cogent, eyewitness and active-participant account deconstructs the rumours and misrepresentations about the February 1961 Plebiscite which was a prelude to reunification and to the present day politics of 'belonging' in Cameroon. "One of the major merits of this book is to provide us with a deeper insight into the role of those actors who have never been the subject of plebiscite studies, namely the Plebiscite Supervisory Officers." - Piet Konings, African Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands John Percival-Anthropologist, Writer, Television Broadcaster of many innovative BBC series on the environment, history and anthropology. As a young graduate he was recruited and sent to serve in the Southern Cameroons as a Plesbiscite Supervisory Officer in 1961. He died in 2005 after a recent return visit to Cameroon with Nigel Wenban-Smith who writes an epilogue. This posthumous memoir has been edited by his wife, Lalage Neal
Living Islam ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series both about Islam as a living idea and how the idea is lived. It is a tour round the history, the faith and cultures of Islam. Focuses on what it mean to be Muslim in today's world, living with the great tradition of a world religion, and the little traditions of local, regional and village cultures
The great famine : Ireland's potato famine, 1845-1851 by John Percival ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For valour : the Victoria Cross : courage in action by John Percival ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Living in the past by John Percival ( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a continent Africa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gives a history of Africa from many locations showing life as it is today plus archive film and dramatized reconstructions. Discusses the major struggles for African independence and looks at the post-colonial Africa of today. Includes interviews with several African statesmen
Africa by Basil Davidson ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basil Davidson examines the art, history, politics, technology and cultures of various nations of Africa, and the impact of foreign cultures upon the continent
Africa ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charts the major struggles for African independence in Ghana, Kenya, Algeria, and the Belgian Congo. Focuses on Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah's vision of Pan-Africanism which was not as widely accepted as nationalism. Looks at the situation in Guinea-Bissau where a country turned to communist aid after being denied aid from the West. Interviews President Samora Machel, of Mozambique. He discusses the role of FRELIMO, the liberation army, in the liberation of Mozambique from Portugal. Describes the final collapse of the white minority in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. Turns to South Africa and its apartheid to question how long this final bastion of white rule can survive. This documentary includes archival film footage, stills, and personal narratives which document this period
A case of suicide ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A study of a 17-year old wife and mother who took her own life. Discusses the causes of her suicide and what could have been done to prevent it
All our children ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Children from around the world tell their own stories about growing up. Based on substantial widespread research and consultation with leading child experts, this informed series also tugs at the heartstrings
Modern rhymes for modern kids by Barrie Dickinson ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Africa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
For over four centuries Africa was ravished by the slave trade, which distorted our view of the continent and its people. Goes back to Africa's origins to show that, far from having no great art or technology, Africa gave rise to some of the world's early civilizations
Africa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"This magnificent African cake" is a phrase attributed to King Leopold of Belgium. The 1880s saw the beginning of a 30-year "scramble for Africa" which dramatically changed the face of the continent. This documentary traces the major developments of African history between the 1880s and 1945. It also examines the different ways colonial rule was established by the various European imperialists in such places as Senegal, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Mozambique. All of Africa, except for Liberia and Ethiopia, became subject to colonial rule, a condition unchanged until the Italian fascists invaded Abyssinia (Ethiopia) in 1935 and the outbreak of the Second World War in 1945. This documentary includes archival film footage, stills, and personal narratives which document this period
 
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Alternative Names
Percival, John Edward 1937-2005
Languages
English (27)
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