Britain, Leftist Nationalists and the Transfer of Power in Nigeria, 1945-1965
This is the first comprehensive study of leftist ideology and movements and their organizational structure in colonial and post colonial Nigeria. Tijani moves the contributions of Nigerian leftists from the archival centers into mainstream intellectual and nationalist history, proving the first historical narrative of the unsung heroes of the Nigerian nationalist movement.
CHAPTER ONE: THE PREAMBLE
CHAPTER TWO: IDEOLOGY OF THE LEFT
CHAPTER THREE: RECONSTRUCTING THE ZIKIST MOVEMENT
CHAPTER FOUR: MARXISM DURING THE 1950s
CHAPTER FIVE: PROFILING NIGERIAN MARXISTS
CHAPTER SIX: "NIGERIA-MCCARTHYISM"
CHAPTER SEVEN: THE UNITED STATES, FRANCE, AND THE NIGERIAN MARXISTS,
CHAPTER EIGHT: EMBATTLED LEFTISTS: LATE 1950S TO 1965
CHAPTER NINE: CONCLUSION: ASSESSING MARXISM FAILURE