Kevin Shillington

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Kevin Shillington
Alma mater  • Trinity College (undergraduate; 1968)[1]
 • University of London(Masters of Arts; Doctor of Philosophy[1]
 • University of Zambia[1]
Occupation  • Academic
 • Historian

Kevin Shillington is a teacher and a freelance historian based in London, England, United Kingdom.[1]


He graduated from Trinity College, located in Dublin, Ireland, with a major in modern history in 1968.[1] Shillington did his postgraduate teacher training at the University of Zambia, located in Lusaka, Zambia. He holds an Masters of Art and Doctor of Philosophy in African history from the University of London, located in London.[1]


During the early 1980s, Shillington trained history teachers at the University of Botswana, whose main campus is located in Gaborone, Botswana.[1]


His writing includes:

  • The Colonization of the Southern Tswana (1985)
  • A Junior Certificate History for Zimbabwe (1986; co-author)
  • History of Southern Africa (1987; 2nd edition; 2002)
  • Jugnauth: Prime Minister of Mauritius (1991)
  • An African Adventure: A Brief Life of Cecil Rhodes (1991)
  • Ghana and the Rawlings Factor (1992)
  • Causes and Consequences of Independence in Africa (1997)
  • Sowing the Mustard Seed: The Struggle for Freedom and Democracy in Uganda (1997; co-editor)
  • Encyclopedia of African History (2004; editor)
  • Encarta Encyclopedia (contributor)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Shillington, Kevin (2005). History of Africa (revised 2nd edition). New York City: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 0-333-59957-8.