A History of Nigeria

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Cambridge University Press #ad - Nigeria is africa's most populous country and the world's eighth largest oil producer, but its success has been undermined in recent decades by ethnic and religious conflict, political instability, rampant official corruption and an ailing economy. By examining key themes such as colonialism, the authors show how Nigeria's history has been swayed by the vicissitudes of the world around it, nationalism and the economy, slavery, religion, and how Nigerians have adapted to meet these challenges.

. Toyin falola, who has worked extensively on african science and culture, and Matthew Heaton, a leading historian intimately acquainted with the region, combine their expertise to explain the context to Nigeria's recent troubles through an exploration of its pre-colonial and colonial past, and its journey from independence to statehood.

A History of Nigeria #ad - This book offers a unique portrayal of a resilient people living in a country with immense, but unrealized, potential.

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Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know®

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Oxford University Press #ad - There is also persistent violence associated with land and water use, ethnicity, and religion. In nigeria: what everyone needs to know®, John Campbell and Matthew Page provide a rich contemporary overview of this crucial African country. Boko haram, a radical islamist insurrection centered in the northeast of the country, as is the continuous unrest in the Niger Delta, is an ongoing security challenge, the heartland of Nigeria's petroleum wealth.

Yet the country is plagued by problems that keep it from realizing its potential as a world power. This book will provide interested readers with an accessible, one-of-a-kind overview of the country. As the "giant of africa" nigeria is home to about twenty percent of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa, serves as Africa's largest producer of oil and natural gas, film, comprises Africa's largest economy, and represents the cultural center of African literature, and music.

Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know® #ad - Delving into nigeria's recent history, human rights concerns, rampant government corruption, the historic 2015 presidential election, politics, and culture, the persistent security threat of Boko Haram, this volume tackles essential questions related to widening inequality, and the continual conflicts that arise in a country that is roughly half Christian and half Muslim.

With its continent-wide influence in a host of areas, Nigeria's success as a democracy is in the fundamental interest of its African neighbors, the United States, and the international community.

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There Was a Country: A Memoir

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Penguin Books #ad - Decades in the making, there was a country is a towering account of one of modern Africa’s most disastrous events, from a writer whose words and courage left an enduring stamp on world literature. From the legendary author of things fall apart—a long-awaited memoir of coming of age in a fragile new nation, also known as the Biafran War, and its destruction in a tragic civil warFor more than forty years, of 1967–1970, Chinua Achebe maintained a considered silence on the events of the Nigerian civil war, addressing them only obliquely through his poetry.

A marriage of history and memoir, vivid firsthand observation and decades of research and reflection, There Was a Country is a work whose wisdom and compassion remind us of Chinua Achebe’s place as one of the great literary and moral voices of our age.

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Nigeria: A New History of a Turbulent Century

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Zed Books #ad - How, despite the ravages of colonialism, ongoing economic disappointment and most recently the boko haram insurgency, mineral and agricultural wealth, have so many of its people remained in poverty?These are the key questions explored by Richard Bourne in this remarkable and wide-ranging account of Nigeria's history, has the country managed to stay together for a hundred years? Why, despite an abundance of oil, civil war, from its creation in 1914 to the historic 2015 elections and beyond.

Featuring a wealth of original research and interviews, despite the seemingly dashed optimism that was raised at independence, this is an essential insight into the shaping of a country where, there still remains hope 'the Nigeria project' may still succeed. If you want to understand Nigeria’s history in one succinct go, this is a very good choice.

Nigeria: A New History of a Turbulent Century #ad - Noo saro-wiwaknown as the African Giant, Nigeria's story is complex and often contradictory.

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Blackass: A Novel

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Graywolf Press #ad - But it's furo's search for an identity--one deeper than skin--that leads to the final unraveling of his own carefully constructed story. There is the matter of his family, his accent, his name. In this condition he plunges into the bustle of Lagos to make his fortune. Oh, and his black ass. Furo wariboko, a young nigerian, awakes the morning before a job interview to find that he's been transformed into a white man.

As he did in love is power, or something like That, Barrett brilliantly depicts life in contemporary Nigeria and details the double-dealing and code-switching that are implicit in everyday business. Taken in by a young woman called syreeta and pursued by a writer named Igoni, Furo lands his first-ever job, adopts a new name, and soon finds himself evolving in unanticipated ways.

Blackass: A Novel #ad - A. Furo must quickly learn to navigate a world made unfamiliar and deal with those who would use him for their own purposes. Igoni barrett's blackass is a fierce comic satire that touches on everything from race to social media while at the same time questioning the values society places on us simply by virtue of the way we look.

. Well, almost. With his red hair, and pale skin, green eyes, it seems he's been completely changed.

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Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture - Nigeria

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Kuperard #ad - This important west African nation is made up of 250 culturally distinct ethno-linguistic groups. Most are devout, and hospitable, gregarious, and disgusted by corruption. It is nearly one and a half times the size of Texas, mountains, with a landmass varying from sandy beaches and tropical jungles, to plains, and desert.

Nigeria has had a bad press: international reports of violence, corruption, and natural disasters completely overlook the vibrancy and artistic sophistication of its diverse cultural groups, most of whom live peacefully in mixed communities. The largest communities are the hausa in the north, where ancient kingdoms nurtured some of Africa's best-known art forms; and the Igbo of the southeast, rooted in the Islamic city-states of the famed trans-Saharan trade routes; the Yoruba of the southwest, where decentralized, egalitarian communities have produced many of the country's most successful traders and businessmen.

Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture - Nigeria #ad - They are also proud, and sensitive to criticism. Culture smart! Nigeria is a unique introduction to life there today. The competition for scarce resources and the country's dense diversity have fostered ingenuity and perseverance on the part of its ambitious citizens. Nigeria, the most populous country in africa with an internal market of 150 million people and an economy growing at around 8 percent a year, is potentially Africa's next powerhouse.

Nonetheless, values, foreign businesspeople cannot hope to be successful without understanding the ancient and complex systems of behavior, and attitudes that underlie the country's vibrant social and business life. Although nigeria is the world's fifth-largest producer of oil, there is a huge disparity in income.

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What Everyone Should Know About Nigerian History, Politics & Government

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Elipses #ad - Get a peep into the political environment that existed among its various peoples before Nigeria formally came into existence. This book comes just in time to help quench a desperate and growing thirst for knowledge long denied. Decades after history was curiously sidelined from Nigerian school curricula, an entire generation has been cheated out of their country’s collective memory.

Understand how and why the country was founded in 1914; the various policies deployed by British colonial authorities to stay in power; the rise of Nigerian nationalism and the march to independence; the circumstances and events leading to the civil war of 1967 – 1970; and the history of modern Nigerian political parties from inception in 1923.

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Nation on Board: Becoming Nigerian at Sea New African Histories

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Ohio University Press #ad - Poor employment conditions stirred these seamen to identify with the nationalist sentiment burgeoning in postwar Nigeria, while their travels broadened and invigorated their cultural identities. Working for the nigerian National Shipping Line, they encountered new forms of injustice and exploitation. When mismanagement, a lack of technical expertise, and pillaging by elites led to the NNSL’s collapse in the early 1990s, seamen found themselves without prospects.

In so doing, she renews the case for labor history as a lens for understanding decolonization, and brings a vital transnational perspective to her subject. In the 1940s, british shipping companies began the large-scale recruitment of African seamen in Lagos. Their disillusionment became a broader critique of corruption in postcolonial Nigeria.

Nation on Board: Becoming Nigerian at Sea New African Histories #ad - In nation on board: becoming nigerian at Sea, Lynn Schler traces the fate of these seamen in the transition from colonialism to independence. By placing the working-class experience at the fore, she complicates the dominant view of the decolonization process in Nigeria and elsewhere. On colonial ships, nigerian sailors performed menial tasks for low wages and endured discrimination as cheap labor, while countering hardships by nurturing social connections across the black diaspora.

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Arrow of God

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Penguin Books #ad - Yet he sees himself as untouchable. He is forced, with tragic consequences, to reconcile conflicting impulses in his own nature—a need to serve the protecting deity of his Umuaro people; a desire to retain control over their religious observances; and a need to gain increased personal power by pushing his authority to the limits.

Ezeulu finds that his authority is increasingly under threat from rivals within his nation and functionaries of the newly established British colonial government. He ultimately fails as he leads his people to their own destruction, and consequently, his personal tragedy arises. Arrow of god is an unforgettable portrayal of the loss of faith, and the downfall of a man in a society forever altered by colonialism.

Arrow of God #ad - The novel is a meditation on the nature, uses, and responsibility of power and leadership. This time, the headstrong chief priest of the god Ulu, the action revolves around Ezeulu, which is worshipped by the six villages of Umuaro. The second novel in chinua achebe’s masterful african trilogy, freedoms, its values, and the character of the nation, following Things Fall Apart and preceding No Longer at Ease  When Things Fall Apart ends, colonial rule has been introduced to Umuofia, religious and socio-political foundations have substantially and irrevocably been altered.

Arrow of god,  the second novel in Chinua Achebe’s The African Trilogy, moves the historical narrative forward.

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A History of South Africa, Fourth Edition

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Yale University Press #ad - Beck, history: Reviews of New Books. A magisterial history of South Africa, from the earliest known human inhabitation of the region to the present. Recommended for college classes and anyone interested in obtaining a historical framework in which to place events occurring in South Africa today. Roger B. Lynn berat updates this classic text with a new chapter chronicling the first presidential term of Mbeki and ending with the celebrations of the centenary of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress in January 2012.

. A history that is both accurate and authentic, written in a delightful literary style. Archbishop desmond tutu   “Should become the standard general text for South African history.

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The Fortunes of Africa: A 5000-Year History of Wealth, Greed, and Endeavor

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PublicAffairs #ad - In past centuries, ivory, it was the lure of gold, and slaves that drew merchant-adventurers and conquerors from afar. With compelling narrative, he traces the rise and fall of ancient kingdoms and empires; the spread of Christianity and Islam; the enduring quest for gold and other riches; the exploits of explorers and missionaries; and the impact of European colonization.

He examines, too, the fate of modern African states and concludes with a glimpse of their future. His cast of characters includes religious leaders, mining magnates, ruler of the medieval Mali empire, dictators, and many other legendary figures-among them Mansa Musa, warlords, said to be the richest man the world has ever known.

The Fortunes of Africa: A 5000-Year History of Wealth, Greed, and Endeavor #ad - . A sweeping history the fortune seekers, adventurers, diamonds, despots, and thieves who have ruthlessly endeavored to extract gold, and other treasures from Africa and its people. Africa has been coveted for its rich natural resources ever since the era of the Pharaohs. In modern times, diamonds, the focus of attention is on oil, and other rare earth minerals.

In this vast and vivid panorama of history, Martin Meredith follows the fortunes of Africa over a period of 5, 000 years.

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