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Obafemi Awolowo and the Making of Remo: The Local Politics of a Nigerian Nationalist

Insa Nolte

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638956
eISBN:
9780748653027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638956.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book examines the evolution of a distinctive Yoruba community, Remo, and the central role played in this process by the Remo-born nationalist and Yoruba leader Obafemi Awolowo (1909–87). Since ... More


Political Films

Jonathan Haynes

in Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Nollywood has a reputation for avoiding political issues, but a genre of “political films” emerged after the end of military rule in 1999. Nollywood extended strategies it had already developed to ... More


Conclusion

Nolte Insa

in Obafemi Awolowo and the Making of Remo: The Local Politics of a Nigerian Nationalist

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638956
eISBN:
9780748653027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638956.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. Awolowo's political memory remains iconic. As one of the three big nationalist leaders during the time of Nigeria's independence, he ... More


Crime, Vigilante, and Village Films: Violence and Insecurity

Jonathan Haynes

in Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

The breakdown of law and order in Nigeria created general terror. A series of scandals linked violence, political power, and occult forces: rumors of money rituals practiced by the elite caused ... More


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