Colonialism and Violence in Nigeria, Paperback / softback Book

Colonialism and Violence in Nigeria Paperback / softback



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 centers on two phases of Nigerian history: the last quarter of the 19th century, when linkages between violence and domination were part of the British conquest; and the first half of the 20th century, which was characterized by violent rebellion and the development of a national political consciousness.

This important book emphasizes the patterns that have been formed and focuses on how violence and instability have influenced Nigeria today.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
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  • Category: African history
  • ISBN: 9780253221193



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