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Colonialism And Violence In Nigeria

Author : Toyin Falola
ISBN : 9780253003393
Genre : History
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Colonialism and Violence in Nigeria looks closely at the conditions that created a legacy of violence in Nigeria. Toyin Falola examines violence as a tool of domination and resistance, however unequally applied, to get to the heart of why Nigeria has not built a successful democracy. Falola's analysis centers on two phases of Nigerian history: the last quarter of the 19th century, when linkages between violence and domination were part of the British conquest; and the first half of the 20th century, which was characterized by violent rebellion and the development of a national political consciousness. This important book emphasizes the patterns that have been formed and focuses on how violence and instability have influenced Nigeria today.

The Women S War Of 1929

Author : Marc Matera
ISBN : 134933796X
Genre : History
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In 1929, tens of thousands of south eastern Nigerian women rose up against British authority in what is known as the Women's War. This book brings togther, for the first time, the multiple perspectives of the war's colonized and colonial participants and examines its various actions within a single, gendered analytical frame.

Violence In Nigeria

Author : Toyin Falola
ISBN : 1580460526
Genre : Literary Collections
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A comprehensive study of religious violence and aggression in Nigeria, notably its causes, consequences, and the options for conflict resolution.

Social Change And Political Violence In Colonial Nigeria

Author : Bernard Nkemdirim
ISBN : UOM:39015003701169
Genre : History
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Merger Politics Of Nigeria And Surge Of Sectarian Violence

Author : James Ohwofasa Akpeninor
ISBN : 9781467881722
Genre : Social Science
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The book evaluates the unrelenting waves of ethno-religious and political conflicts with regards to the danger posed to the emerging democratic process in Nigeria by exploring the prevalence of ethno-religious conflicts in Nigeria as an upshot of predisposed confliction of colonialism, heightened by military authoritarianism and consolidated by the contradictions entrenched in the Nigerian federalism. It is against the ambience of extreme ethnic agitations and hostilities in the recent times, that the initiative of this book is predicated on spotlighting conflicts in Nigeria and Africa by extension whilst accentuating the escalation of violence amid implication for national security and the country’s corporate existence.

Colonialism By Proxy

Author : Moses E. Ochonu
ISBN : 9780253011657
Genre : History
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Moses E. Ochonu explores a rare system of colonialism in Middle Belt Nigeria, where the British outsourced the business of the empire to Hausa-Fulani subcolonials because they considered the area too uncivilized for Indirect Rule. Ochonu reveals that the outsiders ruled with an iron fist and imagined themselves as bearers of Muslim civilization rather than carriers of the white man's burden. Stressing that this type of Indirect Rule violated its primary rationale, Colonialism by Proxy traces contemporary violent struggles to the legacy of the dynamics of power and the charged atmosphere of religious difference.

The Erasure Of Arab Political Identity

Author : Salam Hawa
ISBN : 9781317390060
Genre : Political Science
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This book explores the long history of the evolution of Arab political identity, which predates the time of the Prophet Muhammad and is characterized by tolerance, compassion, generosity, hospitality, self-control, correct behaviour, equality and consensus. The author argues that present-day struggles in many Arab countries to redefine polities and politics are related to the fact that the underlying political culture of the Arabs has been overridden for centuries by successive political regimes which have deviated from the original political culture that the Prophet adhered to. The book outlines the political culture that existed before Islam, examines how the Conquests and the rule of the early dynasties (Umayyad and Abbasid) of the Islamic world found it necessary to override it, and analyses the effect of rule by non-Arabs – successively Mamluks, Ottoman Turks and Western colonial powers. It discusses the impact of these distortions on present day politics in the Arab world, and concludes by appealing for a reawakening of, and respect for, the cultural elements underlying the origins of Arab political identity.

Colonial Meltdown

Author : Moses E. Ochonu
ISBN : 9780821443118
Genre : Political Science
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Historians of colonial Africa have largely regarded the decade of the Great Depression as a period of intense exploitation and colonial inactivity. In Colonial Meltdown, Moses E. Ochonu challenges this conventional interpretation by mapping the determined, at times violent, yet instructive responses of Northern Nigeria’s chiefs, farmers, laborers, artisans, women, traders, and embryonic elites to the British colonial mismanagement of the Great Depression. Colonial Meltdown explores the unraveling of British colonial power at a moment of global economic crisis. Ochonu shows that the economic downturn made colonial exploitation all but impossible and that this dearth of profits and surpluses frustrated the colonial administration which then authorized a brutal regime of grassroots exactions and invasive intrusions. The outcomes were as harsh for Northern Nigerians as those of colonial exploitation in boom years. Northern Nigerians confronted colonial economic recovery measures and their agents with a variety of strategies. Colonial Meltdown analyzes how farmers, women, laborers, laid-off tin miners, and NorthernNigeria’s emergent elite challenged and rebelled against colonial economic recovery schemes with evasive trickery, defiance, strategic acts of revenge, and criminal self-help and, in the process, exposed the weak underbelly of the colonial system. Combined with the economic and political paralysis of colonial bureaucrats in the face of crisis, these African responses underlined the fundamental weakness of the colonial state, the brittleness of its economicmission, and the limits of colonial coercion and violence. This atmosphere of colonial collapse emboldened critics of colonial policies who went on to craft the rhetorical terms on which the anticolonial struggle of the post–World War II period was fought out. In the current climate of global economic anxieties, Ochonu’s analysis will enrich discussions on the transnational ramifications of economic downturns. It will also challenge the pervasive narrative of imperial economic success.

A History Of Nigeria

Author : Toyin Falola
ISBN : 1139472038
Genre : History
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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. Toyin Falola, a leading historian intimately acquainted with the region, and Matthew Heaton, who has worked extensively on African science and culture, 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. By examining key themes such as colonialism, religion, slavery, nationalism and the economy, the authors show how Nigeria's history has been swayed by the vicissitudes of the world around it, and how Nigerians have adapted to meet these challenges. This book offers a unique portrayal of a resilient people living in a country with immense, but unrealized, potential.

Tainted Legacy

Author : Yusufu Turaki
ISBN : 0982521839
Genre : History
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In recent years attacks by Muslims in Nigeria have killed thousands of Christians. This study traces the crisis back to the historical impact of Islamic colonialism and slavery and the entrenching of their malign influence by British colonialism. A tainted legacy of discrimination and cruelty has been left to the Christians of Northern Nigeria.

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