Nigerian history: two useful titles

If you’re feeling the need for some historical background on the country from which our first set of authors hail, Falola Toyin’s History of Nigeria (Greenwood 1999) is a decent volume.  Available at the library, as of this posting.  Andrew Apter’s The Pan-African Nation: Oil and the Spectacle of Culture in Nigeria is excellent.  The last two chapters contain a fascinating analysis of 419 scams, state corruption, and the legacies of the colonial state for petroculture in contemporary Nigeria.  I have this checked out from the library; let me know if you need it, and I’ll either check it back in for you or scan any chapters you’re interested in.

Edited: Apter is available as an e-book!

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