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 a 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.