Margery Perham

Dame Margery Freda Perham DCMG CBE FBA (6 September 1895 – 19 February 1982) was a British historian of, and writer on, African affairs. She was known especially for the intellectual force of her arguments in favor of British decolonization in the 1950s and 1960s.

Books in order of publication:

African Apprenticeship – 1929

Ten Africans – 1936

The Government Of Ethiopia – 1948

Lugard: The Years of Adventure, 1858-1898 – 1956

Lugard: The Years of Authority 1898-1945 – 1960

The Colonial Reckoning The Reith Lectures 1961 – 1963

Colonial Sequence – 1967

Major Dane’s Garden 1971

West African Passage: A Journey Through Nigeria, Chad, and the Cameroons, 1931-1932 – 1983

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