Nigeria

Nigeria

by Patricia Lin Levy, Patricia Levy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761480143
Publisher: Cavendish Square
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Cavendish Cultures of the World Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Nigeria Today 5

1 Geography

Physical features

Climate

Rivers

The rainforest

The savanna

The northern plains

The Jos Plateau

Kainji Dam

Lake Chad

Mangroves

Major cities 11

2 History

The pre-colonial north

The southern states

The 19th century

The British protectorate

Independence day

The Biafran War

Post-civil war Nigeria 23

3 Government

Ethnic conflict

Constitutional history

Political corruption

Politics and political parties

The present 33

4 Economy

Battle against corruption

Agriculture

Oil

Traditional handicrafts

The future 41

5 Environment

Environment versus economy

Deforestation

Soil erosion

Dying watercourses

Recycling in Nigeria

Wildlife conservation 49

6 Nigerians

People of the north

People of the east

People of the west 57

7 Lifestyle

Birth and childhood

Puberty and adolescence

The marketplace

The role of women

Women's rights

Marriage

City life

Country life

Family life

Reincarnation

Funerals

Values 65

8 Religion

Tiv religion

Yoruba religion

Ibo religion

Islam

Christianity

New forms of old religions 79

9 Language

Southern languages

English

Hausa

Fulfulde

Pidgin 89

10 Arts

Early art forms

Music

Dance

Masquerade

Literature

Film

Architecture 97

11 Leisure

Sports

Enjoying stories

Restful pursuits

Media in Nigeria

Leisure in the cities

Village societies 109

12 Festivals

Yoruba festivals

The Shango

The Benin festival

Other festivals 113

13 Food

Drinks

The southern diet

The northern diet

Kitchens and cooking utensils

Taboos, customs, and etiquette

Buying groceries 123

Map of Nigeria 132

About the Economy 135

About the Culture 137

Timeline 138

Glossary 140

For Further Information 141

Bibliography 142

Index 143

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