A new history of a turbulent century
Known as the African giant, Nigeria’s story is complex and often contradictory. How, despite the ravages o colonialism, civil war, ongoing economic disappointment and most recently the Biko haram insurgency, has the country managed to stay together for a hundred years? Why, despite an abundance of oil, mineral and agricultural wealth, have so many of its people remained in poverty? These are the key questions explored by Richard Bourne in this remarkable and wide-ranging account of Nigeria’s history, from its creation in 1914 to the historic 2015 elections and beyond.