Culture And Customs Of Nigeria

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Overview

Nigeria, one of the largest and most important countries in Africa, is rich in traditions and customs, both indigenous and modern. Culture and Customs of Nigeria is the only concise, authoritative, and up-to-date discussion of Nigerian culture that introduces to a Western audience the complexity of its society and the emerging lifestyles among its various peoples. Students and other interested readers will learn about all major aspects of Nigerian culture and customs, including the land, peoples, and brief historical overview; religion and worldview; literature and media; art and architecture/housing; cuisine and traditional dress; gender, marriage, and family; social customs and lifestyles; and music and dance.

Nigerians are proud of their diverse culture comprising more than 250 ethnic groups. Important changes in their economy and political system are helping them cope with challenges in the modern world. Culture and Customs of Nigeria illuminates a dynamic society—how Nigerians today live, work, worship, interact, relax, and express themselves. Numerous photos, a chronology, and a glossary complement the text.

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"Each volume has enough topics and in-depth information that any social studies class doing comparative cultures and history will find very useful information here beyond what is in a general encyclopedia or what they can find on that country's Web site….Since the series concentrates on many third world countries and the authors are very knowledgable, we find the series valuable for hard-to-find, in-depth and current cultural information. Recommended."

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Blanche Woolls & David Loertscher

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Nigeria is a diverse culture comprised of about 250 ethnic groups. This study introduces Western readers to the complexity of Nigerian society and the emerging lifestyles among its various peoples. Describes all major aspects of Nigerian culture and customs, including the land, history, religion and worldview, literature and media, music and dance, marriage and family, and social customs. Includes a glossary. Falola teaches history at the University of Texas-Austin. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313361098
  • Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Series: Culture and Customs of Africa
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

TOYIN FALOLA is the Frances Higginbothom Nalle Centennial Professor in History at the University of Texas, Austin.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Preface

Introduction

Religion and Worldview

Literature and Media

Art and Architecture/Housing

Cuisine and Traditional Dress

Gender Roles, Marriage, and Family

Social Customs and Lifestyle

Music and Dance

Glossary

Bibliographic Essay

Index

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