Colonialism and Violence in Nigeria Paperback / softback
by Toyin Falola
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
- Publication Date: 25/09/2009
- Category: African history
- ISBN: 9780253221193