Nigeria: A New History of a Turbulent Century

Nigeria: A New History of a Turbulent Century


Seen from a few angles, Nigeria is a impressive good fortune tale: regardless of its poorly conceived colonial origins, the lingering harm of its colonial subjugation, tenacious civil struggle, wildly unequal financial system, and the new insurgency through Boko Haram, it has still remained one country, growing to be in inhabitants and gear, for greater than a century now.

This new examine Nigeria strains the country’s heritage from its pre-colonial days because the domestic quarter to a couple of certain tribal powers via its definition through Britain as a unmarried state in 1914, to the hopeful early days of independence after global struggle II and the continuing, frequently tragic disappointments of its governance and fiscal functionality within the many years in view that. Richard Bourne will pay specific recognition to the failure to make sure that the wealth from Nigeria’s considerable oil, mineral, and agricultural assets is greatly shared, and he deals an incisive research of the dangerous results that such gross inequality has at the nation’s balance and democratic prospects.

the main updated and entire research of Africa’s most vital and populous kingdom in many years, this history—rooted in additional than 3 many years of traveling and dealing within the country—will immediately be the traditional account of Nigeria.

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