Nigerian history text book

  1. 10 Books About Nigeria’s History That Will Help You Understand Your Life Better
  2. 37 The History of the Book in Sub-Saharan Africa - Oxford Reference
  3. 10 List of Books on Nigerian History
  4. Theatre in Nigeria A History of Nigeria (): Toyin Falola, Matthew M. Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with site Student . Any attempt to write a history book on africa's largest country is always going to be a major. Discover the best Nigeria History in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in site Books Best Sellers. Books shelved as nigerian-history: Why We Struck: The Story Of The First Nigerian Coup by Adewale Ademoyega, Oil, Politics and Violence: Nigeria's Milita.

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Nigerian History Text Book

HISTORY IN NIGERIA by. R. E. O. Akpofure. A textbook is primarily an encyclopaedia of fact - i.e. the raw material from which the student draws his knowledge. Discover librarian-selected research resources on Nigerian History from the Questia online library, including full-text online books, academic journals. Published in , this book tells the story of the first military intervention in Nigerian politics in the form of the coup that took place on the 15th.

Share via Email Complexity and variety … a man walks on a pedestrian bridge overlooking traffic in Lagos. When I was based in Nigeria as a BBC correspondent, I learnt that the country I was covering had all the complexity and variety of an entire continent. From the oil-polluted swamps of the Niger Delta in the south, to the sharia-governed Muslim states in the arid north, Nigeria's regions and many ethnicities often have little in common. Of course this diversity is one of Nigeria's intrinsic problems but it is also what makes it such a stimulating place. Nigeria is a land of rich cultures, stunning artistic achievement and industrious and resourceful people. I hope my book, Another Man's War, will shatter some of the prejudices around Nigeria, and make readers think about Britain's imperial legacy in a new way. Its real-life hero, Isaac Fadoyebo , was only a teenager when the British took him, and tens of thousands like him — "cannon-fodder" one British officer candidly told me — from west Africa to the jungles of Burma to fight the Japanese in the second world war. I came to know Isaac many decades later. He was a modest, self-effacing and scrupulously honest man, everything the loud and grasping caricature of a Nigerian is not. Here are 10 books that show Nigeria in all its cruelty and folly, but also its beauty, generosity and humour. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe As a young man Achebe read the canon of western literature, but could not find his own people's story there. So he set about writing a tragic tale: of how a vulnerable society, and a flawed man, could not cope with the military superiority and crushing arrogance of the white invaders.

No apologies for including Achebe twice. He wrote this caustic booklet in the early 80s, but it still rings true.

10 Books About Nigeria’s History That Will Help You Understand Your Life Better

This time, Achebe puts the blame for Nigeria's many post-independence failings firmly on the Nigerians themselves. It is one of the most corrupt, insensitive, inefficient places under the sun … It is dirty, callous, noisy, ostentatious, dishonest and vulgar. In short it is one of the most unpleasant places on earth!

Nigerians — of all ethnicities — rarely talk about the civil war of the late s, but it is a suppressed trauma. It began when the Igbo people of the east formed the doomed breakaway state of Biafra, and ended more than a million deaths later. No one can understand Nigeria today without some knowledge of those events, and John de St Jorre — a British journalist who covered the war for the Observer — wrote a brilliant account soon afterwards: You've read the history of the civil war, now read Adichie's novel.

It's a story of ordinary people swept up in extraordinary times; a privileged young woman, an ambitious university lecturer, an illiterate houseboy and a British writer, all of whom struggle to stay faithful to their ideals, loyalties and loves as their world falls apart around them. Add colonialism, tribalism, class, race and sexual desire, and you have an epic.

37 The History of the Book in Sub-Saharan Africa - Oxford Reference

Another haunting work of fiction to come out of the civil war. Ken Saro-Wiwa, executed by a military junta in , was a writer, human rights activist and environmentalist. Sozaboy is written in "rotten English" — a mixture of Nigerian pidgin and idiomatic English — from the viewpoint of a naive young recruit who discovers the horror of war.

William Boyd wrote: Noo is Ken Saro-Wiwa's daughter; she grew up in England and after her father was killed she stayed away from Nigeria for many years. This is the poignant and witty story of her return. Noo's family history gives her an unusual take on Nigeria; she's both intimate with the country and an outsider.

Her "unglamorous, godforsaken motherland" will always be a place that angers and frustrates her but on her intrepid travels she also finds much to love. Cunliffe-Jones is a British journalist who lived in Nigeria during the transition from military to civilian rule at the end of the 90s.

A History of the Continent Since Independence. Martin Meredith. There Was a Country: A Memoir.

Chinua Achebe. Altered States, Ordinary Miracles. Richard Dowden. Among the Ibos of Nigeria: Ronald Segal. Daniel Lis. An Ethnic group of Southwestern Inequality, Morality, and Social Change in Nigeria. Daniel Jordan Smith.

Masculinity, Money, and Intimacy in Nigeria. Fusion of the Worlds: An Ethnography of Possession among the Songhay of Niger. Paul Stoller.

10 List of Books on Nigerian History

The Biafran War and Postcolonial Humanitarianism: Spectacles of Suffering Human Rights in History. A Moonless, Starless Sky: Alexis Okeowo. Matthew T.: Dignity in Service. Growing Apart: Peter Lewis. Longthroat Memoirs: Soups, Sex and Nigerian Taste Buds.

Theatre in Nigeria

Eve Ikuenobe-Otaigbe. Atlantic Bonds: Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman Series. Charles River Editors.

Audible Audiobook. The Diary of Hamman Yaji: Chronicle of a West African Muslim Ruler. There is nothing wrong with the Nigerian land or climate or water or air or anything else. The Nigerian problem is the unwillingness or inability of its leaders to rise to the responsibility, to the challenge of personal example which are the hallmarks of true leadership.

With the chapter titles, Achebe lists out all the other problems that he had identified: The book is an objective analysis of the major events of the Buhari and Babangida era, revealing the true stories behind controversies like the annulment of the June 12 elections, the assassination of Dele Giwa, the execution of Mamman Vatsa and the failed kidnapping of Umaru Dikko.

Published in , this book is described as a guide for both Nigerians and foreigners on the conduct, demeanor, carriage, actions and misbehavior of the average Nigerian adult male and female. The author does this by turning a funny eye on the people around him and makes the whole thing even more hilarious by adding anecdotes and cartoons.

Published in , the author traces the details of hopes and ambition gone wrong in Nigeria. Published in , this book tells the story of a young and naive boy, Mene, who joins the military during the Civil War for every foolish reasons. He believes it will make him an adult, get him the girl of his dreams Agnes and also earn him the respect of everyone back home in his village.

Published in , this book tells the story of the first military intervention in Nigerian politics in the form of the coup that took place on the 15th of January This book is a captivating account of the most historical events in Nigeria because it is was written by the the last surviving member of the trio that planned and executed the coup, Major Ademoyega.

Published in , the author, Elechi Amadi, tells the story of how he resigned from the Nigerian army before the civil war began because he opposed the Biafran cause but still ended up getting caught in the cross fire. Published in , this book offers a unique portrayal of Nigerians as a resilient people living in a country with great but untapped potential. Published in , the book follows the life and times of Okonkwo, an Igbo leader and local wrestling champion in the fictional Nigerian village of Umuofia.

It also chronicles the effects of British colonialism and Christian missionaries on the Igbo community. Published in , this novel tells the story Adah, a strong independent woman who struggles to overcome the strict tribal domination of women at the time and moves her family to London. Seeking a new and easy life for herself and her children, she encounters brutal racism and the harsh truths that come with being a new citizen in a foreign country.

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