Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History

Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History

by Saheed Aderinto
     
 

The book traces the history of writing about Nigeria since the nineteenth century, with an emphasis on the rise of nationalist historiography and the leading themes.See more details below

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The book traces the history of writing about Nigeria since the nineteenth century, with an emphasis on the rise of nationalist historiography and the leading themes.

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A highly detailed and rich survey of the complex web of tradions that have played a hand in shaping how Nigeriansthink about and write about their past. H-AFRICA A must-read for students and teachers of Nigerian history and anyone who is interested in Nigerian, and indeed African historiography. AFRICAN STUDIES QUARTERLY Falola and Aderinto's work on the lives and works of these nationalist historians constitutes another chapter in the long history of cultural innovation in Nigeria, as African intellectuals continue to seek out and exploit new opportunities for empowering and enriching their communities. --Lynn Schler, Ben Gurion University (A) successful attempt to map the Nigerian historical historiography since the middle of the twentieth century...for historians of Nigeria, this volume can be become an excellent tool as it can help them assess the political and historiographical debates underpinning the publication of Nigerian historical studies. --Vincent Hiribarren, Leeds African Studies Bulletin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580463584
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
01/15/2011
Series:
Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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