Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History
Reynolds, Jonathan T., The International Journal of African Historical Studies
Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History. By Toy in Falo la and Saheed Aderinto. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2010. Pp. xvi, 333; selected bibliography, index. $75.00.
Ah, Nigeria. Some love it. Some hate it. Most who know it do both. From frequent characterization as the "Superpower of Africa" to Soyinka's famous description of the country as the "Open Sore of a Continent" there is no shortage of opposing perspectives on this enigmatic African state. In this beautifully crafted new volume Falola and Aderinto bring a new and welcome perspective to the table. In Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History they explore the depth and diversity of Nigeria's national …
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Publication information: Article title: Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History. Contributors: Reynolds, Jonathan T. - Author. Journal title: The International Journal of African Historical Studies. Volume: 45. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1, 2012. Page number: 117+. © Boston University 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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