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AFRICA CALLED: Scientists and Development in NigeriaAFRICA CALLED: Scientists and Development in Nigeria
Hayward, Alan

Africa was wide-open territory for expatriate scientists, engineers and technicians during much of the 20th century. British Colonial Africa was considered ripe for commercial and economic progress and 'Development' was the watchword and basis of government policy, as is clear from the Colonial Development and Welfare Acts. Alan Hayward came from a family of technicians and engineers - his father was an inventor and his brother worked on decoding operations at Bletchley Park - and after his degree in chemistry and a career in food science, he was recruited by the Colonial Service to work in Nigeria in 1948. He and his team researched ways of improving the quality of subsistence foodstuffs and export crops comprising cocoa, groundnuts and palm oil - all vital for the nascent colonial economy and export trade. African Colonial life provided expatriates with an immense and fascinating challenge. Hayward sets his devel-opment work in an exciting and vibrant context of exotic travel, sport - a huge expatriate enthusiasm - and a rich social life. 224pp, UK. RADCLIFFE PRESS.

2008 9781845114947 Hardback 


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AFRICA THROUGH THE EYES OF A PATRIOT: A Tribute to General Olusegun Obasanjo
Khalid, Mansour (Ed.)

A collection of the Nigerian President's speeches from the 1980s to the present, touching on issues from democracy and policy-making to human rights and the environment. BNS. 128pp. USA. KEGAN PAUL INTERNATIONAL, 0710306598

1999 DELAY paperback

 


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ALLISON AKEDE AYIDAALLISON AKEDE AYIDA
Kayode, Femi (Ed.)

Allison Ayida was a leading civil servant in Nigeria during the early years after independence and during the civil war. As the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Development he was instrumental in shaping Nigeria's post civil war economy. Later in life he was on the boards of several companies and chaired a Nigerian bank. His autobiography sheds light on a generation of public servants and development economists over a period of four decades, which saw dramatic changes in the practice and politics of economics, and in the local and interna-tional environments. 364pp, NIGERIA. MALTHOUSE.

2004 9780231854 Paperback 


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AN ATTEMPT
Lewis, R.H.

The autobiography of R.H. Lewis describing his long life in Nigeria. Illustrated with b/w photographs. 320pp, NIGERIA. WEST AFRICAN BOOK PUBLISHERS.

2002 9781530995 Hardback 


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AN ATTEMPT


ARCHITECTURING A DESTINYARCHITECTURING A DESTINY
Oluleye, James J.

Covers the author's professional career in the Nigerian army, participation in military government, and personal life. 252pp, NIGERIA. SPECTRUM BOOKS.

2001 9780292861 Paperback 


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AWO AS A PHILOSOPHER
Makinde, Moses Akin

Biography of the Nigerian President Chief Obafemo Awolowo concentrating on his work as a philosopher inspired by Plato's social and political ideals. Includes four colour photos. Index, apps, gloss, notes, refs, xvi, 402pp, NIGERIA. OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY PRESS.

2002 9781361298 Paperback 


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AWO AS A PHILOSOPHER


BIAFRA: The Memory of the MusicBIAFRA: The Memory of the Music
Malia, James

Jim Malia held a teaching-post in what was then Eastern Nigeria. At the outbreak of the Nigerian civil war, Federal aerial bombardment forced the closure of the school which became a refugee centre manned by members of the Scottish-based Marist teaching order to which Jim then belonged. Sent back to England to raise awareness of the dire situation, Jim worked fundraising for the relief operation established by the World Council of Churches and Caritas International, organised in turn by the redoubtable members of the Irish province of the Spiritan Order. Returning to Biafra, Jim found himself assigned to the airstrip at Uli working, under nightly bombardment, in the reception of relief supplies. With capitulation and Federal takeover, Jim was arrested, accused of illegal entry, imprisoned for a while in the notorious Port Harcourt jail, released and deported back to England where he now lives in happy retirement with wife and son on the peaceful Isle of Wight with nothing but the memory of that music to disturb that peace. 192pp, UK. MELROSE BOOKS.

2007 9781906050009 Hardback 


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A BREAK IN THE SILENCE: Lt. Colonel Victor Adebukunola Banjo
Ogunsheye, F. Adetowun

Narrates the life of the Nigerian nationalist. Chronicles his family setting, military career, involvement in the Civil war, his trial and execution. Bib, index, xviii, 127pp, NIGERIA. SPECTRUM BOOKS.

2001 9780292888 Paperback 


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A BREAK IN THE SILENCE: Lt. Colonel Victor Adebukunola Banjo


CHRISTOPHER OKIGBO, 1930-67: Thirsting for the SunlightCHRISTOPHER OKIGBO, 1930-67: Thirsting for the Sunlight
Nwakanma, Obi

Christopher Okigbo, once described as 'Africa's most lyrical poet of the twentieth century' was killed in September 1967, fighting for the independence of Biafra. The Sunday Times described his death as 'the single most important tragedy of the Nigerian civil war'. The manner in which Okigbo died typified the passionate, tortured and dramatic quality of his life. Widely considered along with Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe as part of modern Nigeria's greatest literary triumvirate, Okigbo's death promoted him to cult status among subsequent generations of African writers. This is the first full biography of the Nigerian poet. It places Okigbo within the turmoil of his generation and illustrates the aspects of his life that gave rise to such an intense poetry. 304pp, UK. JAMES CURREY PUBLISHERS.

2010 9781847010131 Hardback 


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THE CRUMBS OFF THE WIFE'S TABLE
Ogbe, Hilda

The story of an English woman who married a Nigerian during World War 2 and moved to Nigeria in 1956, where she established a silver jewelry company; studied astrology; and treated sickle cell patients with local herbs and remedies. 302pp, NIGERIA. SPECTRUM BOOKS.

2001 9780293175 Paperback 


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THE CRUMBS OFF THE WIFE'S TABLE


DIARY OF A HOMELESS PRODIGALDIARY OF A HOMELESS PRODIGAL
Egbuna, Obi

Collection of essays by the esteemed Nigerian writer which deal with themes of exile and racism in the UK and in Nigeria. 117pp, NIGERIA, 9781560126

2002/1976 Paperback 


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DRAWING THE MAP OF HEAVEN: An African Writer in America
Ojaide, Tanure

The celebrated Nigerian writer Tanure Ojaide relates here his experience of living in the United States where he has been based teaching and writing since 1996. This account picks up where his earlier memoir, 'GREAT BOYS: An African Childhood' which charted his upbringing in Nigeria by his grandmother, left off. Less a purely personal tale and more a story of the many other African immigrants in the United States Ojaide in the text uses we to speak collectively for a traditionally communal society now residing in an individualistic setting. 228pp, NIGERIA. MALTHOUSE.

2012 9789788422525 Paperback 


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DUST SUSPENDEDDUST SUSPENDED
Kennedy, Sir Francis

Memoir of a civil servant during the dying days of British colonial rule in Nigeria. With a foreword by President Obasanjo. 264pp, UK. THE MEMOIR CLUB.

2006 1841041092 Hardback 


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EMEKA
Forsyth, Frederick

A biography of the Biafran leader. NIGERIA . SPECTRUM BOOKS LTD.

1992 9782462098 Paperback 


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EMEKA


FELA ANIKULAPO-KUTI: The Primary Man Of An African Personality - The Narrative and ScreenplayFELA ANIKULAPO-KUTI: The Primary Man Of An African Personality - The Narrative and Screenplay
Oladipo-Ola, Jawi

A dramatic presentation of Felasophy. It chronicles the music, politics, life and courage of the legendary Afro-beat activist who died on August 2, 1997. 142pp, NIGERIA. FRONT PAGE MEDIA.

2011 9789784998635 Paperback 


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FELA: This Bitch of a Life - The Authorized Biography of Africa's Musical Genius
Moore, Carlos

Superstar, composer, singer, musician, mystic and political activist, Nigeria's Fela Kuti was a wildly flamboyant and controversial figure. This book, the fruit of many hours of conversation with the artist, digs deep to unearth many previously hidden aspects of this complex man who died of AIDS in 1997 after a tumultuous life of musical pioneering. 288pp, UK. OMNIBUS PRESS.

2010 9781849386739 Paperback 


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FOR THE LOVE OF ANTHONY: A Mother's Search for Truth After the London BombingsFOR THE LOVE OF ANTHONY: A Mother's Search for Truth After the London Bombings
Fatayi-Williams, Marie

Nigerian-born Anthony Fatayi-Williams lost his life in the bombings of 7 July 2005, and since then his mother, Marie, has become a symbol of the grief caused by terrorists all over the world. Now, a year on, she describes her account of that terrible day and her personal struggle to face the senseless death of her son. From her growing fears for her missing son to her frustration with the official investigation and the bureaucratic delays she faced, her story is told with her uniquely vivid gift for language, with raw passion, and ultimately with the love of a mother. Her extraordinary strength and powers of organisation have led to the launch of the Anthony Fatayi-Williams Foundation to encourage multi-cultural debate, education and international peace. 212pp, UK. HODDER HEADLINE.

2007 9780340910191 Paperback 


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GOWON: The Biography of a Soldier-Statesman
Elaigwu, Isawa

At the end of the Civil War in 1970, General Gowon’s doctrine of No Victor No Vanquished greatly endeared him to many, and he was variously dubbed Abraham Lincoln of Nigeria, a soft spoken but dynamic leader a real gentleman and an almost faultless administrator. However, after he was overthrown in a military coup in July 1975, long knives were drawn out for him, with the hitherto friendly press and public crying crucify him, and now variously vilifying him as weak and of managing a purposeless administration that had led to the drifting' of the nation. In this book Elaigwu attempts a scholarly political biography of someone he believes has rendered great services to the Nigerian nation despite his weaknesses as a leader. 410pp, UK. ADONIS & ABBEY.

2009 9781906704582 Paperback 


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HARMATTAN, A WIND OF CHANGE: Life and Letters from Northern Nigeria at the End of EmpireHARMATTAN, A WIND OF CHANGE: Life and Letters from Northern Nigeria at the End of Empire
Johnston, Carolyn

The end of empire, a romantic story and the social life and culture of an elite British colony - these are the themes in this collection of letters and diary entries. It is an inside story of Northern Nigeria's independence and of a clash of cultures. Tim Johnston's background was rich in imperial tradition and, after Oxford, he joined the British Colonial Service in Northern Nigeria. Berrice was from a very different background - a broken home and work in a dress-shop at the age of 14. War service provided a powerful and romantic link: Tim became a war hero and decorated fighter pilot, Berrice served in the ATS and they married in 1942. Tim Johnston returned to Northern Nigeria after the war, served his apprenticeship as a District Officer and rose to be Deputy Governor - a vital role on the path to independence - with Berrice expected to assume the role of 'senior wife' in the social life of the colony. 304pp, UK. RADCLIFFE PRESS.

2010 9781848851436 Hardback 


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IN HIS HANDS: The Autobiography of a Nigerian Village Boy
Afonja, Biyi

Details the journey into the world of academia of a village boy who became fatherless at the age of 5. Biyi Afonja is now a retired Professor of Statistics. He was the first and only Nigerian to be elected an honorary Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and has held posts in the UN and was Pro-Chancellor at Ogun State University, Nigeria. 416pp, NIGERIA. STATCO PUBLISHERS.

2005 9789783313460 Paperback 


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IN HIS HANDS: The Autobiography of a Nigerian Village Boy


INSIDE INDEPENDENT NIGERIA: Diaries of Wolfgang Stolper, 1960-1962INSIDE INDEPENDENT NIGERIA: Diaries of Wolfgang Stolper, 1960-1962
Gray, Clive S. & Stolper, Wolfgang F.

As one of the first Western economists to serve as an adviser to the newly independent Nigeria, his diaries chronicle the struggles, frustrations and hope he encounters in Nigeria in the post independence years. BNS, 352pp, UK. ASHGATE PUBLISHERS, 0754609952

2003 Hardback 


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INSIDE STORY OF THE MODERN COMMONWEALTH
Anyaoku, Emeka

The memoirs of the man who served the Commonwealth for 34 years and was elected Secretary General in 1989. He describes growing up in Nigeria, working for a global institution, making the Commonwealth an agent for democracy and fighting apartheid. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Index, 352pp, UK. EVANS PUBLISHING GROUP, 0237527359

2004 Paperback 


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I REMAIN, SIR, YOUR OBEDIENT SERVANTI REMAIN, SIR, YOUR OBEDIENT SERVANT
Erediauwa, Omo N'Oba

Omo N'Oba Erediauwa, formerly Prince Akenzua, is the present Oba of Benin, a position he has occupied since 1979. Previously, he variously served as a cadet administrative officer under the colonial government and a member of the cabinet office of the first independence government. Omo N'Oba Erediauwa has been writing this autobiography since 1965. It conveys his student days, his years of experience in the civil service, his Biafran war experiences, his accession to the throne of Benin, rise to kingship and subsequent tours and experiences. 354pp, NIGERIA. SPECTRUM BOOKS.

2004 9780293825 Paperback

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JACARANDA CHILDREN
Mama, Margaret

The author tells the story of her life in Nigeria, after she and her husband returned to his homeland with their two infant children in 1961. She describes the mingling of their different cultures, her husband's busy practice as a doctor in Kaduna and their survival through a succession of military coups and dictatorships. Illustrated with b/w photographs. 196pp, NIGERIA. WEST AFRICAN BOOK PUBLISHERS.

2004 1900325403 Paperback 


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JACARANDA CHILDREN


JAILED FOR LIFE: A Reporter's Prison NotesJAILED FOR LIFE: A Reporter's Prison Notes
Ajibade, Kunle

In 1995 the author was jailed by General Sani Abacha's government and this volume describes the events leading up to his arrest and his experiences in various Nigerian detention centres and prisons during the three years of his imprisonment. Index, app, xiii, 213pp, NIGERIA. HEINEMANN NIGERIA.

2003 9781295597 Paperback 


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K. O. MBADIWE: A Nigerian Political Biography, 1915-1990
Lynch, Hollis R.

A comprehensive political biography of Kingsley Ozuomba Mbadiwe, (1915-1990), a central figure in Nigerian political history for more than forty years. Starting in 1936 as a protégé of Nnamdi Azikiwe, then Nigeria's most renowned nationalist, Mbadiwe himself by the 1950s became a frontline nationalist. And next to Tafawa Balewa from the North who became Prime Minster in 1957, he was the most important figure in the Nigerian Federal Government between 1952 and Nigeria's first military coup in 1966. During this time he held a succession of important Cabinet positions and was Parliamentary Leader of the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC), which was in a ruling alliance with the Northern People's Congress (NPC). In contrast, his older prominent political contemporaries, Azikiwe of the Eastern Region, Igbo Leader of the NCNC; Obafemi Awolowo of the Western Region, Yoruba Leader of the Action Group (AG); and Ahmadu Bello of the Northern Region, Fulani Leader of the NPC, all carved out their political careers totally or largely at the regional level. Throughout his political career Mbadiwe's focus was always at the national level. 302pp, UK. PALGRAVE.

2012 9781137002617 Hardback 


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K. O. MBADIWE: A Nigerian Political Biography, 1915-1990


LOOKING FOR TRANSWONDERLAND: Travels in NigeriaLOOKING FOR TRANSWONDERLAND: Travels in Nigeria
Saro-Wiwa, Noo

Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to Nigeria - a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. Then her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was murdered there, and she didn't return for 10 years. Recently, she decided to rediscover and come to terms with the country her father loved. She travelled from the exuberant chaos of Lagos to the calm beauty of the eastern mountains; from the eccentricity of a Nigerian dog show to the empty Transwonderland Amusement Park - Nigeria's decrepit and deserted answer to Disneyland. She explored Nigerian christianity, delved into its history of slavery, examined the corrupting effect of oil, investigated Nollywood. She found the country as exasperating as ever, and frequently despaired at the corruption and inefficiency she encountered. But she also discovered that it was far more beautiful and varied than she had ever imagined, and was seduced by its thick tropical rainforest and ancient palaces and monuments. Most engagingly of all she introduces us to the people she meets, and gives us hilarious insights into the Nigerian character, its passion, wit and ingenuity. 272pp, UK. GRANTA.

2012 9781847080301 Paperback 


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A MEMOIR OF THE JEWEL
Awolowo, H.I.D.

The memoirs of the politically turbulent life of Mrs Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo. A life she shared with her husband, the legendary Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Illustrated with colour photographs. Index, bib, 112pp, NIGERIA.

2003 9781361395 Paperback

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A MONTH AND A DAY and LETTERSA MONTH AND A DAY and LETTERS
Saro-Wiwa, Ken

New edition includes an edited version of 'A Detention Diary', Saro-Wiwa's own record of his arrest in July 1993, and the story of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) and the struggle against the multinational Shell and the Nigerian military dictatorship. Saro-Wiwa's criticisms and questioning of a corrupt regime eventually led to his execution with eight others on 10 November 1995. Foreword by Wole Soyinka. It also includes a letter by Ken Wiwa to his late father 10 years on, and previously unpublished letters smuggled to and from Ken during his final imprisonment. Among these are letters from world leaders, writers and friends including Nelson Mandela, Nadine Gordimer, Ethel Kennedy, Anita Roddick and ordinary people from all over the world. 221pp, UK. AYEBIA.

2005 1995 0954702352 Paperback 


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MY LIFE AND TIMES
Kurfi, Ahmadu

Autobiography of the distinguished Nigerian civil servant. Index, 307pp, NIGERIA. SPECTRUM BOOKS.

2004 9780294589 Paperback 


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MY LIFE AND TIMES


MY NIGERIA: Five Decades of IndependenceMY NIGERIA: Five Decades of Independence
Cunliffe-Jones, Peter

Part family memoir, part history, this is a piercing look at the colonial legacy in an emerging power in Africa. Marshalling his deep knowledge of the economic, political, and historic forces, Cunliffe-Jones surveys the country's colonial past and explains why British rule led to collapse at independence. He also takes an unflinching look at the complicated country today: from email hoaxes and political corruption to the vast natural resources that make it one of the most powerful African nations; from life in Lagos's virtually unknown and exclusive neighborhoods to the violent conflicts between the numerous tribes that make up this populous African nation. As Nigeria celebrates its five decades of independence, this is a timely and personal look at a captivating country that is still due to achieve its great potential. 256pp, UK. PALGRAVE.

2010 9780230620230 Hardback 


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MY ODYSSEY: An Autobiography
Azikiwe, Nnamdi

The autobiography of Nigeria's first and only federal president. Covers his whole life first as a journalist and then in the fight against colonialism. Index, apps, b/w illus, xii, 452pp, NIGERIA. SPECTRUM BOOKS.

2001 1970 9780290958 Paperback

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THE NIGERIAN-BIAFRAN BUREAUCRAT: An Account of Life in Biafra and within NigeriaTHE NIGERIAN-BIAFRAN BUREAUCRAT: An Account of Life in Biafra and within Nigeria
Onyegbula, Godwin A

Godwin Alaoma Onyegbula was formerly General Ojukwu’s top civilian aide and confidant, and Biafra’s chief ambassador. In this account, he conveys his intimate knowledge on questions such as the Biafran resistance and whether Ojukwu was involved in the coup of 15 January 1966. He further considers the merits of the French/Portuguese/South African axis to the Biafran diplomacy and war efforts; and how the beleaguered Biafran State survived for three years with under-equipped armed forces and wide-spread deprivation. Foreword by Ojukwu himself. 494pp, NIGERIA. SPECTRUM BOOKS LTD.

2005 9780295488 Paperback 


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NNEWI IN HISTORY, 1924-2004: The Portrait of L.N.E. Nsoedo (Ide Nwenwi)
Chukwujindu, Nnamdi & Nsoedo, Emmanuel

Nnewi is a town in the Igbo region of Nigeria that has come into prominence for many reasons: its contact with the colonial powers; as the headquarters of the Onitsha Southern County Council and of the local government; and for the many eminent figures originating in the area. This is a biographical account of the contributions of Chief Leonard Nsoedo of Nnewi, to the socio-economic and political development of the town of Nnewi and to Nigeria generally. 281pp, NIGERIA. SPECTRUM BOOKS LTD. DELAY.

2005 9780294864 Paperback 


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NNEWI IN HISTORY, 1924-2004: The Portrait of L.N.E. Nsoedo (Ide Nwenwi)


NOT MY WILLNOT MY WILL
Obasanjo, Olusegun

A personal account of the military government of Nigeria between July 1975 and October 1979. App, index, 262pp, NIGERIA. UNIVERSITY PRESS LTD, 9782491616

1990 Paperback

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NO TELEPHONE TO HEAVEN: From Apex to Nadir. Colonial Service in Nigeria, Aden, the Cameroons and the Gold Coast, 1938-61
Milne, Malcolm

This memoir provides insights into pre and post colonial African countries, and into British attitudes prevailing at that time. Index, apps, b/w photos, 464pp, UK. MEON HILL PRESS.

2000 0953554007 Hardback 


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NO TELEPHONE TO HEAVEN: From Apex to Nadir. Colonial Service in Nigeria, Aden, the Cameroons and the Gold Coast, 1938-61


NZEOGWU: An Intimate Portrait of Major Kaduna NzeogwuNZEOGWU: An Intimate Portrait of Major Kaduna Nzeogwu
Obasanjo, Olusegun

Supported with personal letters and other documents, General Olusegun Obasanjo, his close friend and confident, provides an account of the life of the controversial figure. Apps, b/w illus, 164pp, NIGERIA. SPECTRUM BOOKS.

1999 1987 9780291342 Paperback

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OBASANJO, NIGERIA AND THE WORLD
Iliffe, John

Olusegun Obasanjo was Nigeria's military head of state (1976-9) and President (1999-2007). The most important African leader of his generation, Obasanjo has had an extraordinarily diverse career as soldier, politician, statesman, farmer, author, political prisoner, Baptist preacher, and family patriarch. As a soldier, he secured the victory in Nigeria's civil war. As military head of state, he returned the country to civilian rule. For the next 20 years he was ceaselessly active, before spending three years as a political prisoner. Released from prison, Obasanjo served Nigeria as elected President from 1999 to 2007, until his growing authoritarianism and his manipulation of his successor's election ruined his reputation among many Nigerians. This book argues that the controversial end to his presidency must be under-stood in the light of his earlier career. The author has used mainly published sources, especially Nigerian newspapers and political memoirs, as well as recently released FCO documents in Britain. 320pp, UK. JAMES CURREY PUBLISHERS.

2011 9781847010278 Hardback 


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ONCE AGAIN A CHILDONCE AGAIN A CHILD
Clark Bekederemo, J.P.

An autobiography presented in poetic form by the Nigerian poet and dramatist. The author describes growing up by the Niger Delta, the arrival of an oil industry that would devastate the area, the Second World War and life in a polygamous family. 72pp, NIGERIA. MOSURO PUBLISHERS.

2004 9783535986 Paperback 


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ONE LEG ONE WING
Adebayo, Augustus

Nostalgic text depicting the early years of the university system as a golden age. Also documents the old western-style civil service of the 50s. The author was an administrator in the colonial government; a member of the Nigerian High Commission in London before independence; Permanent Secretary in various Ministries in the 60s and 70s; and an academic and government advisor. BNS, 143pp, NIGERIA. SPECTRUM.

2001 9780291407 Paperback 


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ONE LEG ONE WING


OLUSEGUN OBASANJO: In The Eyes of TimeOLUSEGUN OBASANJO: In The Eyes of Time
Ojo, O A.

This biography of the African statesman covering the first 39 years of his life. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Bib, 207pp, NIGERIA. AFRICANA LEGACY PRESS.

1997 1575790742 Paperback

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PATRIOT TO THE CORE: Bishop Ajayi Crowther
Ajayi, J F Ade

A biography of Africa's first Anglican bishop describing in particular his work amongst the Igbo and the Lokoja and his linguistic studies of the Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Ijo. The author also reveals his extensive travels across the Niger/Benue valley and his descriptions of the people and cultures of the region. Index, bib, notes, refs, x, 189pp, NIGERIA. SPECTRUM BOOKS.

2001 9780293140 Paperback 


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POWER, POLITICS AND DEATH: A front-row account of Nigeria under the late President Yar-AduaPOWER, POLITICS AND DEATH: A front-row account of Nigeria under the late President Yar-Adua
Adeniyi, Olusegun

A look behind the scenes of the regime of the former Nigerian premier by his spokesman. Filled with political intrigue and revealing anecdotes, it chronicles the events and power struggles during Yar-Adua's time in office, paying particularly close attention to his final months and sudden death. 324pp, NIGERIA. KACHIFO.

2012 9789785072600 Paperback 


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PRINCE OF THE TIMES
Ibrahim, Omar Farouk

Chronicle of the life of one of Nigeria's traditional rulers, Alhaji Ado Bayero. Index, refs, apps, notes, xxii, 298pp, ERITREA. AFRICA WORLD PRESS, 0865439524

2002 Paperback 


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PRINCE OF THE TIMES


SEEING THE WORLD IN BLACK AND WHITESEEING THE WORLD IN BLACK AND WHITE
Ogbuji, Linus U.J.T.

Recounts the author's peripatetic life, starting in colonial Nigeria and trekking through times and places in Africa where the wind of change was blowing thick and strong. Ogbuji then travelled to Europe, where he hitch-hiked through summers - and eventually to the USA, in an extended sojourn as an academic and a scientist. Index, 239pp, USA. AFRICA WORLD PRESS.

2007 9781592214877 Paperback 


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THE SHADOW OF A SAINT: A Son's Journey to Understand his Father's Legacy
Wiwa, Ken

Now in paperback. This frank depiction of the author's childhood and relationship with his father recounts the journey he took to address the consequences of his father's legacy. Ultimately it is the story of how Ken Wiwa went looking for his father and ended up finding himself. 311pp, UK DOUBLEDAY.

2001 0552998915 Paperback 


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SHEHU MUSA YAR ADUA: A BiographySHEHU MUSA YAR ADUA: A Biography
The inside story of Shehu Musa Yar Adua, a firsthand participant in some of Nigeria's most pivotal moments since independence. USA. LYNNE RIENNER.

2004 9788069363 Hardback 


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SHEHU SHAGARI: Beckoned to Serve
Shagari, Shehu

The life story of Nigeria's first democratically elected President. This book also tells the the story of Nigeria's transformation from colonial rule and the struggle to build a sustainable developed country with democratic institutions and strong values. B/w illus, notes, index, xv, 552pp, NIGERIA. HEINEMANN EDUCATIONAL BOOKS NIGERIA.

2001 9781299320 Paperback

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STATESMAN ON THE BENCH: The Judicial Career of Sir Adetokunbo Ademola, 1939-1972STATESMAN ON THE BENCH: The Judicial Career of Sir Adetokunbo Ademola, 1939-1972
Alao, Akin

Examines the life and work of Sir Adetokunbo Ademola in relation to his defence of judicial independence and the principle of separation of powers. As a magistrate and judge under colonial rule, he was concerned with the need to use the courts as an effective agency of legal control. As Chief Justice of the Western Region, he was concerned with the need to protect the interest of the opposition in serving as check on the possible abuse of power by the Action Group-led government. During the era of parliamentary democracy, the Supreme Court under Ademola collaborated with the central government to modify the federal constitution to bolster its capacity to arrest centrifugal tendencies of the federating units. In the era of military rule, Ademola's jurisprudence reflected a concern to protect individual rights against the excesses of the state exhibited in its retroactive ad hominem laws. Index, bib, 310pp, USA. AFRICA WORLD PRESS.

2007 9781592215713 Paperback 


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THE STORY OF MY LIFE
Aluko, T.O.

New volume of his autobiography expands on his childhood, and writes his professional story from the viewpoint of a public servant who lived through eighteen years under British engineers, and the second half of his career as a co-formulator of policies with other Nigerians. The story spans childhood, university education from 1993, public service from 1943, further study and work in London, and public service, academic posts, and private sector consultancy up to 1988. 372pp, NIGERIA. HEINEMANN EDUCATIONAL BOOKS NIGERIA.

2007 9789781294648 Paperback 


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TAKE MY CASETAKE MY CASE
Oruche, Christine

Despite being tricked into marriage and then left to bring up her children alone in the UK, Christine Oruche blazed a trail for black women in London by her sheer determination to succeed. She became a mini cab driver when she realised that black people couldn't get rides and no other jobs were open for her. Her autobiography sheds light on another aspect London life, that of a Nigerian single mother. iv, 164pp, UK. NEW MILLENNIUM, 1858453461

2002 Paperback

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T.E.A. SALUBI: Witness to British Colonial Rule in Urhoboland and Nigeria
Ekeh, Peter P. (Ed.)

Autobiographical account of a man whose life spanned the extent of British colonialism in Nigeria. Adogbeji Salubi was born at the beginning of British colonial rule in Urhoboland, in the hinterland of Western Niger Delta. He attended one of the earliest colonial schools in Urhobo-land, before embarking on a two-week canoe voyage through rivers and creeks to distant Lagos, capital of colonial Nigeria, where he completed his elementary school education in 1926, before joining the Colonial Civil Service. In 1943, Salubi was awarded a scholarship to Cambridge. On retirement from the Civil Service in 1962, Salubi became the head of The Urhobo Progress Union. From 1938 onwards, he a meticulous diarist and by the time of his death in 1982, he left behind a vast record records of his personal life that reveals a great deal about the nature of British colonial rule in Nigeria. B/w illus, 578pp, NIGERIA.

URHOBO HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

2008 9789780874988 Paperback 


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TO SERVE IS TO LIVE: Autobiographical Reflections on the Nigerian ConditionTO SERVE IS TO LIVE: Autobiographical Reflections on the Nigerian Condition
Utomi, Pat

The revised edition of an autobiographical journey of reflection on leadership in nation building in Nigeria, from the early seventies to the late nineties. illustrated with colour photographs. Index, xxii, 351pp, NIGERIA. SPECTRUM BOOKS LTD, 978029144X

2002 1999 Paperback 


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PRINCE TWINS SEVEN-SEVEN: His Art, His Life in Nigeria, His Exile in America
Glassie, Henry

Prince Twins Seven-Seven is not only one of Africa's most famous contemporary artists and the leader of the Osogbo School of Nigerian artists, but he is known as the modern master of the Yoruba tradition in art. His work has been exhibited on every continent, is collected by major museums throughout the world, and in 2005, Prince was named UNESCO Artist for Peace. Part biography and part artist's catalogue, Henry Glassie blends life and art to create a vivid portrait of an extraordinary artist, discussing tradition and innovation in Prince's art, the development of his personal style, the force of the supernatural in Nigerian life, and the hard times of the immigrant artist in the United States. Col, illus, 488pp, USA. INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS.

2010 9780253354396 Hardback 


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WHILE I LIVE: The Memoirs of the Hon. Justice Eugene UbazonuWHILE I LIVE: The Memoirs of the Hon. Justice Eugene Ubazonu
Ubazonu, Eugene

The memoirs of the outspoken Nigerian judge and lawyer. BNS, 275pp, NIGERIA. FOURTH DIMENSION.

2002 9781565160 Paperback

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YOU MUST SET FORTH AT DAWN: A Memoir
Soyinka, Wole

UK edition. Follows on from ‘Ake: The Years of Childhood’ and chronicles his turbulent adult life. 528pp, UK. METHUEN.

2007 2006 9780413776280 Hardback 


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YOU MUST SET FORTH AT DAWN: A Memoir

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