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Nigerian Political Modernity and Postcolonial Predicaments


Toyin Falola is Past President, African Studies Association; Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South at the Library of Congress; and the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Chair of Modern Africa, Benue State University. He teaches at the University of Texas at Austin.

$25.00   Ι   ISBN: 978-1-943533-07-7   Ι   Published 2016, Paperback*   |   Pan-African University Press

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Grounded in the ideas of modernity and progress, this book dwells on the difficulties and challenges of transforming Nigeria. It offers an extensive conversation on political modernity, including a foundation laid as far back as the nineteenth century; the implementation of a number of policies and practices in the first half of the twentieth century; and the trajectories of change after the country’s independence. Arguing that the burdens of the past cannot be divorced from the challenges of the present, Toyin Falola also links the troubled present to an unpredictable future.


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