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  • Colonialism by Proxyby Moses E. Ochonu

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Moses E. Ochonu explores a rare system of colonialism in Middle Belt Nigeria, where the British outsourced the business of the empire to Hausa-Fulani subcolonials because they considered the area too uncivilized for Indirect Rule. Ochonu reveals that the outsiders ruled with an iron fist and imagined themselves as bearers of Muslim civilization rather... more...

  • The Politics of Chieftaincyby Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    Documents the profound societal changes that occurred in Accra, the capital city of the Gold Coast colony (modern Ghana), during the peak decades of British colonial rule, 1920-1950. more...

  • Lugard and the Abeokuta Uprisingby Harry A. Gailey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 206.00

    First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Nkrumah & Ghanaby Hadjor

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 250.00

    First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Lagos: A Cultural Historyby Kye Whiteman

    Interlink Publishing 2013; US$ 12.00

    Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, expected in some projections to have a population of 25 million by 2025. This will make it the biggest metropolis in sub-Saharan Africa and possibly the world's third largest city. This phenomenal and continuing growth gives it a heady turbulence, especially as it only took on the form of a... more...

  • The Fortunes of Africaby Martin Meredith

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 35.00

    Africa has been coveted for its riches ever since the era of the Pharaohs. In past centuries, it was the lure of gold, ivory, and slaves that drew fortune-seekers, merchant-adventurers, and conquerors from afar. In modern times, the focus of attention is on oil, diamonds, and other valuable minerals. Land was another prize. The Romans relied on their... more...

  • Colonial Meltdownby Moses E. Ochonu

    Ohio University Press 2009; US$ 23.99

    Historians of colonial Africa have largely regarded the decade of the Great Depression as a period of intense exploitation and colonial inactivity. In Colonial Meltdown , Moses E. Ochonu challenges this conventional interpretation by mapping the determined, at times violent, yet instructive responses of Northern Nigeria?s chiefs, farmers, laborers,... more...

  • Cheops? Geheimnisby Erhard Oeser

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 62.11

    Die Cheops-Pyramide ist eines der geheimnisvollsten Bauwerke der Menschheit. Über die Umstände ihrer Erbauung und das Geheimnis ihrer Form haben sich seit der Antike Wissenschaftler und Phantasten den Kopf zerbrochen. Vor allem nach Napoleons Ägypten-Expedition führten Frankreich und England im 19. Jahrhundert einen erbitterten Streit um die Deutungshoheit.... more...

  • Nigeria at 100: What Next?by J.O. Irukwu

    Safari Books Ltd 2014; US$ 37.05

    Nigeria at 100 is an attempt to document in modest and constructive language Nigeria's journey as a modern nation in the past 100 years, highlighting the landmark events during this period. the book is divided into four parts with a total of 22 chapters. The first part, with seven chapters deals with the historical background starting with the early... more...

  • Frank Kokori: The Struggle for June 12by Frank Kokori

    Safari Books Ltd 2014; US$ 34.20

    Kokori: The Struggle for June 12 is the candid account of Chief Frank Kokori, former General Secretary of The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG). It details the roles he and other individuals played in the quest to revalidate the June 12, 1993 presidential election, which was annulled by Gen. Ibrahim Babangida. The book details,... more...