(see also Nigeria: Biafra & Nigeria: Niger Delta)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
In the Library: Articles
Abdullah, H.J. "Transition politics & the challenge of gender in Nigeria," Review of African Political Economy 56 (1993).
__________. "The Nigerian women's movement & 'wifeism' as a state response," in Amrita Basu (ed.) The Challenge of Local Feminisms: Women's Movements in a Global Perspective (Boulder: Westview, 1995).
Apter, Andrew. "Things fell apart? Yoruba responses to the 1983 elections in Ondo State, Nigeria," Journal of Modern African Studies 25 (1987):489-503.
__________. "IBB=419: Nigerian democracy & the politics of illusion," in John Comaroff & Jean Comaroff (eds.) Civil Society & the Political Imagination in Africa: Critical Perspectives (Chicago: U. Chicago, 1999) .
Crawley, Mike. "Two men create bridge over Nigeria's troubled waters," Christian Science Monitor (2/28/03).
Dare, Sunday. "Letter from Lagos," Nation (3/8/99):21-2.
__________. "Nigeria, two years on," Nation (6/11/01):6-7.
Jenkins, Philip. "Defender of the faith," Atlantic Monthly (11/03):48-49. On Nigerian Anglican Archbishop Peter Jasper Akinola & his thundering denunciation of gay ordination.
MacAdam, Murray. "Olisa Agbakoba (interview)," New Internationalist (4/96):31. Outspoken human rights lawyer.
Maier, Karl. "Nigeria's breaking point," Nation (8/7/00):28.
Obadina, Elizabeth. "Your money or your bank," New Internationalist (8/94):3.
__________. "Phoning for democracy," New Internationalist (11/94):3.
Peel, Michael. "Nigerian oil under siege," Christian Science Monitor (5/2/03):6.
________. "Sharia still wrenches Nigeria," Christian Science Monitor (9/29/03):9.
Richards, P. "Local strategies for coping with hunger: central Sierra Leone & northern Nigeria compared," African Affairs 89,355 (4/90):265-75.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Abdullah, H.J. Between Emancipation & Subordination: A Study of the Women's Movement in Nigeria (Washington: Ford Foundation, 1994).
Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart (London: Heinemann, 1958).
__________. The Trouble with Nigeria (London: Heinemann, 1984).
__________. Hopes & Impediments: Selected Essays (NY: Doubleday, 1989).
__________ & others (eds.) Beyond Hunger in Africa: Conventional Wisdom & an African Vision (London: J. Currey, 1990).
__________. Home & Exile (NY: Oxford, 2000).
Agbola, Tunde. The Architecture of Fear: Urban Design & Construction Response to Urban Violence in Lagos, Nigeria (Ibadan: IFPA, 1997).
Amadi, Elechi. Ethics in Nigerian Culture (1982).
Anifowose, Remi. Violence & Politics in Nigeria: The Tiv & Yoruba Experience (NY: Nok International, 1982).
Bloch, Judith. Diary of a Peace Corps Volunteer: Nigeria, 1966-1967 (?: Miracle, 1985).
Carver, Richard. Nigeria: On the Brink of Civil War? (Geneva: UNHCR, 1996).
Chikendu, Patrick & Viktor Kalu. The Military Question: Path to a Pan-Nigerian Democratic Order (Enugu: Mary Dan, 1996).
Cohen, Abner. Custom & Politics in Urban Africa: A Study of Hausa Migrants in Yoruba Towns (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1969).
Ejembi, Henry Ijoh. The Politics of Non-Intervention: Taking the Nigerian Military Out of Politics (Zaria: Ahmadu Bello, 1976).
Ejiofor, Lambert U. Dynamics of Igbo Democracy: A Behavioural Analysis of Igbo Politics in Aguinyi Clan (NY: Oxford, 1981).
Falola, Toyin. A Mouth Sweeter than Salt: An African Memoir (Ann Arbor: U. of Michigan, 2004).
Human Rights Watch. Nigeria: The "Miss World Riots". Continued Impunity for Killings in Kaduna (NY, 2003).
Jibo, Mvendaga. Chieftaincy & Politics: The Tor Tiv in the Politics & Administration of Tivland (NY: Peter Lang, 2001).
Johnson-Odim, Cheryl & Nina Emma Mba. For Women & the Nation: Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti of Nigeria (Urbana: U. Illinois, 1997).
Laitin, David D. Hegemony & Culture: Politics & Religious Change among the Yoruba (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 1986).
Lindfors, Bernth. Conversations with Chinua Achebe (Jackson MS: U. of Mississippi, 1997).
Maier, Karl. This House Has Fallen: Midnight in Nigeria (NY: Public Affairs, 2000).
Matory, J. Lorand. Sex & the Empire that Is No More: Gender & the Politics of Metaphor in Oyo Yoruba Religion (Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota, 1994).
Mba, N. Nigerian Women Mobilized: Women's Political Activity in Southern Nigeria, 1900-1965 (Berkeley: U. California, 1982).
__________. Kaba & Khaki: Women & the Militarized State in Nigeria (East Lansing MI: Office of Women in International Development, 1988).
__________. Ayo Rosiji: Man with Vision (Ibadan: Spectrum, 1992).
Mgbeahurike, Robert Emeka. The Ethical Challenges of Constant Military Intervention in Nigerian Politics to Nigerian Politicians: Studies in the Political Ethics of Nigeria, 1960-1989 (Rome: Institutum Superius Theologiae Moralis, 1989).
Nwankwo, Arthur A. The Military Option to Democracy: Class, Power & Violence in Nigerian Politics (Enugu: Fourth Dimension, 1987).
Obianyido, Anene. Igbo-Yoruba Politics (Jos: Fab Education, 1998).
Ojo, Olusola. The Nigerian Military: Obstacle to Enduring Democracy? (Jerusalem: Hebrew U., 2000).
Okeke, Okechukwu. Hausa-Fulani Hegemony: The Dominance of the Muslim North in Contemporary Nigerian Politics (Los Angeles: Acena, 1992).
Okri, Ben. A Way of Being Free (London: Phoenix House, 1977).
Olorunsola, Victor A. Soldiers & Power: The Development Performance of the Nigerian Military Regime (Stanford CA: Hoover Institution, 1977).
Olukoshi, Adebayo O. (ed.) The Politics of Structural Adjustment in Nigeria (London: James Currey, 1993).
Osinulu, Clara & Nina Mba. Nigerian Women in Politics, 1986-1993 (Ikeja: Malthouse, 1996).
Peters, Jimi. The Nigerian Military & the State (NY: Tauris Academic, 1997).
Soyinka, Wole. The Open Sore of a Continent (Oxford, 1994).
In the Library: Fiction
Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart (London: Heinemann, 1958). Igbo village life before & after the arrival of colonial rule.
__________. No Longer at Ease  (NY: Anchor, 1994). Beginnings of political corruption in the 50's.
__________. A Man of the People (NY: John Day, 1966). Greed, tribalism & Nigerian politics in the 60's.
__________. Arrow of God  (NY: John Day, 1967). Igbo village life before colonialism.
__________ & others. The Insider: Stories of War & Peace from Nigeria (Enugu: Nwankwo-Ifejika, 1971).
__________. Girls at War & Other Stories (NY: Doubleday, 1973).
__________. Anthills of the Savannah (London: Heinemann, 1987). Portrait of military dictatorship.
Amadi, Elechi. The Concubine (London: Heinemann, 1966). First of trilogy exploring religion & human relationships among Ekwerre people of Eastern Nigeria.
__________. The Great Ponds (London: Heinemann, 1978). Second of trilogy.
__________. The Slave (London: Heinemann, 1978). Third of trilogy.
__________. Estrangement (Portsmouth NH: Heinemann, 1986).
Bandele-Thomas, Biyi. The Man Who Came In from the Back of Beyond (London: Heinemann, 1993). Small-town boy's slide into violence and squalor of living by the gun.
Cary, Joyce. Mister Johnson (London: Victor Gollancz, 1939). Classic colonialist representation of a "comic & colorful" African character.
Okri, Ben. Flowers & Shadows (London: Longman Drumbeat, 1980).
__________. The Landscape Within (Harlow: Longman, 1981).
__________. Incidents at the Shrine: Short Stories (London: Heinemann, 1986).
__________. Stars of the New Curfew (London: Secker & Warburg, 1988).
__________. The Famished Road (London: Jonathan Cape, 1991).
__________. Astonishing the Gods (London: Phoenix House, 1995).
__________. Dangerous Love (London: Phoenix House, 1996).
__________. Infinite Riches (London: Phoenix House, 1998).
Oyeyemi, Helan. The Icarus Girl (NY: Nan A. Talese, 2005).
In the Library: Poetry
Achebe, Chinua. Beware Soul Brother & Other Poems (London: Heinemann, 1972).
__________. Christmas in Biafra & Other Poems (NY: Doubleday, 1973).
Amadi, Elechi. Speaking & Singing (Port Harcourt: U. of Port Harcourt, 2003).
In the Library: Drama
Amadi, Elechi. Peppersoup & The Road to Ibadan (Ibadan: Onibonoje, 1977).
__________. Dancer of Johannesburg (Ibadan: Onibonoje, 1978).
__________. The Woman of Calabar: A Play (?: Gitelle, 2002).
In the Library: Photography
"Chinua Achebe" , by Public Affairs Television, 28m. From PBS Video.
"Chinua Achebe: Africa's voice" , by Trident Communications, 66m. From Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
"Things Fall Apart" , by Nigerian Television Authority, 4
cassettes, 589m! From Sudania, Inc. See also John D. Wanzer (ed.) Things Fall Apart: A Viewer's Guide to the 13-hour
Drama (Worthington OH: Sudania, 1989).