Susan Williams is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. Her research is archive based; her research has taken her to many countries in Africa, Europe, and North America. Susan served as historical adviser to the independent Hammarskjöld Commission, which was founded in direct response to Susan's book Who Killed Hammarskjöld?, and released its report at the Peace Palace in The Hague in September 2013. She has published widely on Africa, decolonization, and the global power shifts of the twentieth century, receiving widespread acclaim for Colour Bar, her book on the founding president of Botswana. Her other books include The People's King and Ladies of Influence, as well as edited volumes such as The Iconography of Independence: Freedoms at Midnight'.
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