The Third Wave of Historical Scholarship on Nigeria

The Third Wave of Historical Scholarship on Nigeria

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This festschrift in honor of Professor Ayodeji Olukoju, one of Nigeriaa€™s brightest historians, brings together scholarship representative of the third wave of historical scholarship on Nigeria. Olukoju, a pioneering historian of Nigerian maritime history, also produced significant revisionist scholarship in the areas of economic, urban, and infrastructure history. The contributions in this volume epitomize the groundbreaking directions of his career; they are marked by a search for new explanations and venture into uncharted terrain in Nigerian history. Aside from its critical engagement of Olukojua€™s impressive scholarship, this volume presents chapters on such underresearched aspects of Nigerian history as sexuality, children and youth, crime, memory, and HIV/AIDS. It offers historical explanations of a host of development challenges confronting Nigeria, Africaa€™s most populous country, and resilient reinterpretations of the place of history in nation building. The contributors, pioneering experts in their various subfields, bring their research and teaching experience to the fore and deploy neglected data as they unfold topics that shed light on Nigeria, its peoples, and cultures. They show that history, both as a daily practice and as an academic endeavor, remains vital as Africans seek solutions to the continenta€™s critical development challenges.Essays in Honor of Ayodeji Olukoju Saheed Aderinto, Paul Osifodunrin ... Texas at Austin, March 2010; the first African Diaspora and Continental Women in Leadership Conference, January 2009; and a€œBlack ... Alice Schlegel (New York: Columbia University Press, 1977), 144a€“60; Nina Mba, a€œOlufunmilayo Ransome- Kuti, a€ inanbsp;...

Title:The Third Wave of Historical Scholarship on Nigeria
Author:Saheed Aderinto, Paul Osifodunrin
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2013-02-22


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