Britain, Leftist Nationalists and the Transfer of Power in Nigeria, 1945-1965

By Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani

© 2006 – Routledge

184 pages

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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

ABBREVIATIONS

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

About the Author

Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani, PhD, is currently an associate professor of African and African Diaspora History at Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland. He was a Commonwealth scholar at SOAS, University of London and a recipient of the prestigious U.S. Military National Merit Award, 2003. He has received research grants from Harry Truman Library and Institute, the MacMath Endowment Foundation, and Henderson State University Faculty Development. His most recent grant is from the American Historical Association 2005 Schmitt Research Award. He is the editor of Nigeria's Urban History: Past and Present, Oxford, 2006.

About the Series

African Studies

History, Politics, Economics and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS001000
HISTORY / Africa / General
HIS001050
HISTORY / Africa / West
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL040020
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International