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  • Colonialism and Violence in Nigeriaby Toyin Falola

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 21.20

    Colonialism and Violence in Nigeria looks closely at the conditions that created a legacy of violence in Nigeria. Toyin Falola examines violence as a tool of domination and resistance, however unequally applied, to get to the heart of why Nigeria has not built a successful democracy. Falola's analysis... more...

  • The African Diasporaby Toyin Falola

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 85.00

    In this definitive study of the diaspora in North America, Toyin Falola offers a causal history of the western dispersion of Africans and its effects on the modern world. Reengaging old and familiar debates and framing new ones that enrich the discourse surrounding Africa, Falola isolates the thread, running nearly six centuries, that connects the... more...

  • The African Diasporaby Toyin Falola

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.95

    The African diaspora is arguably the most important event in modern African history. From the fifteenth century to the present, millions of Africans have been dispersed -- many of them forcibly, others driven by economic need or political persecution -- to other continents, creating large communities with African origins living outside their native... more...

  • African Minorities in the New Worldby Toyin Falola; Niyi Afolabi

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 46.95

    This book uncovers the reality that new African immigrants now represent a significant force in the configuration of American polity and identity especially in the last forty years. Despite their minority status, African immigrants are making their marks in various areas of human endeavor and accomplishments?from academic, to business, to even scientific... more...

  • The Human Cost of African Migrationsby Toyin Falola; Niyi Afolabi

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    In an era of globalization, population growth, and displacements, migration is now a fact of life in a constantly shifting economic and political world order. This book contributes to the discourse on the beneficiaries, benefactors, and the casualties of African displacement. While the few existing studies have emphasized economic motivation as the... more...

  • Trans-Atlantic Migrationby Toyin Falola; Niyi Afolabi

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 46.95

    This book argues that a new cadre of African immigrants are finding themselves in the New World?mostly well educated, high-income earning professionals, and belonging to the category termed "African brain drain," they constitute the antinomy of those Africans who were forcibly removed from Africa during slavery. Along with this sense of freedom and... more...

  • Facts, Fiction, and African Creative Imaginationsby Toyin Falola; Fallou Ngom

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    This volume brings together insights from distinguished scholars from around the world to address the facts, fiction and creative imaginations in the pervasive portrayals of Africa, its people, societies and cultures in the literature and the media. The fictionalization of Africa and African issues in the media and the popular literature that blends... more...

  • The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic Worldby Toyin Falola; Matt D. Childs

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 23.75

    This innovative anthology focuses on the enslavement, middle passage, American experience, and return to Africa of a single cultural group, the Yoruba. Moving beyond descriptions of generic African experiences, this anthology will allow students to trace the experiences of one cultural group throughout... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Nigeriaby Toyin Falola; Ann Genova

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 119.99

    Since independence in 1960, Nigeria has undergone tremendous change shaped by political instability, rapid population growth, and economic turbulence. The Historical Dictionary of Nigeria introduces Nigeria's rich and complex history. Readers will find a wealth of information on important contemporary issues like AIDS, human rights, petroleum, and... more...

  • Culture and Customs of Sudanby Kwame Essien; Toyin Falola

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 70.00

    Amid a Sudan's dark history, saturated with conflicts and tragic current events, lies a culture with deep roots, going back as far as 8000 BC. With several hundred ethnic groups and languages, Sudan is one of the world's most diverse countries. Learn how these cultures have blended and collided throughout the centuries, and examine how traditions... more...