Formation: The Making of Nigeria, From Jihad to Amalgamation

Fola Fagbule (Author) Feyi Fawehinmi (Author)
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Formation tracks the unlikely series of events and characters that led to the creation of the modern Nigerian nation: from 1804 when the first Jihadists began their attack on a collection of independent nations to 1914 when the current shape of Nigeria was completed as a British colony through amalgamation. Formation sheds light on an increasingly forgotten and largely mythologised period of Nigeria's history; revealing an incredibly complicated portrait of a nation with a tangled history, where violence was and remains a primary organising principle for elite competition and political negotiations. Influential figures loom large over the narrative including: Usman dan Fodio, Modibbo Adama, Fred Lugard, Samuel Ajayi-Crowther, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Flora Shaw, Joseph Chamberlain alongside other well-known and many less familiar names.

Product Details

Price
£19.98  £18.58
Publisher
Cassava Republic Press
Publish Date
30 December 2020
Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9781913175092
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