Poison and Medicine: Ethnicity, Power, and Violence in a Nigerian City, 1966 to 1986

Poison and Medicine: Ethnicity, Power, and Violence in a Nigerian City, 1966 to 1986

by Douglas A Anthony
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325070512

ISBN-13: 9780325070513

Pub. Date: 09/18/2002

Publisher: Heinemann

Anthony (history, Franklin and Marshall College) relates the story of the Igbo community in the northern city of Kano as it passed through civil war and the aftermath, locates within that story bits of other stories that fall into different chapters of Nigerian history, and seeks to reconcile competing visions of ethnicity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR  See more details below

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Anthony (history, Franklin and Marshall College) relates the story of the Igbo community in the northern city of Kano as it passed through civil war and the aftermath, locates within that story bits of other stories that fall into different chapters of Nigerian history, and seeks to reconcile competing visions of ethnicity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325070513
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
09/18/2002
Series:
Social History of Africa Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations and Note on Currency
Introduction1
1Ethnicity Enshrined: Igbos in Hausaland31
2The Ironsi Regime and the Specter of "Igbo Domination": January-July 196655
3Purging the North: August-October 196686
4From "Savages" to "Brothers": Official Representations of the Igbo, 1966-1970119
5"They Will Return": The Contradictions of Abandoned Property147
6"I Need to Get to Kano": Post-War Igbo Migration175
7Rebuilding Community, 1970-1986217
Conclusion: Religion and Ethnicity at Century's End233
AppThe 1966 Disturbances245
Bibliography251
Index267

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