Historical Dictionary of Nigeria, Second Edition (Historical Dictionaries of Africa) (Hardcover)

Historical Dictionary of Nigeria, Second Edition (Historical Dictionaries of Africa) By Toyin Falola, Ann Genova, Matthew M. Heaton Cover Image
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The Historical Dictionary of Nigeria: Second Edition introduces Nigeria's rich and complex history. Readers will find a wealth of information on pre-20th century history, Nigeria under British colonial rule, and important post-independence issues while providing greater attention to Nigeria's role in international relations, diaspora, and contributions to arts, film and culture in particular. This revised edition covers major developments since the last edition such as the rise of the terrorist group Boko Haram and the election of Muhammadu Buhari to the presidency in 2015 among others.

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Nigeria: Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Nigeria..

About the Author


Toyin Falola is the Jacob & Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters. He is the author and editor of numerous books on Nigerian and African history. His works include his memoir, A Mouth Sweeter than Salt (University of Michigan Press, 2004) and Colonialism and Violence in Nigeria (Indiana University Press, 2009). Ann Genova is an independent scholar with a Ph.D. in African History from the University of Texas at Austin. Her publications include "Nigeria's Nationalization of British Petroleum," International Journal of African Historical Studies 43, no.1 (2010): 115- 36, and the co-authored Politics of the Global Oil Industry (Praeger, 2005). Matthew M. Heaton is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Virginia Tech. His research interests are in the history of health and illness, migration, and globalization. He is the author of Black Skin, White Coats: Nigerian Psychiatrists, Decolonization, and the Globalization of Psychiatry (Ohio University Press, 2013)and co-author of A History of Nigeria (Cambridge University Press, 2008).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781538113134
ISBN-10: 1538113139
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: June 21st, 2018
Pages: 504
Language: English
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Africa