Book Reviews

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​Review of books that are related to Nigerians, Africans, and Africans in the Diaspora.


Brave new book historicizes northern Nigeria’s ethno-religious tensions

Written by Farooq A. Kperogi

More than any region in Nigeria, northern Nigeria is honeycombed with deep-rooted and seemingly unceasing ethno-religious tensions that episodically snowball into fratricidal upheavals, often between so-called settlers (who are invariably Hausa-Fulani Muslims) and so-called indigenes (who are usually non-Muslim ethnic minorities).

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Africa in Fragments: Essays on Nigeria, Africa, and Global Africanity

Written by Moses Ochonu

Africa in Fragments: Essays on Nigeria, Africa, and Global Africanity“In one powerful essay after another, ideas come as torrents of rainfall to expose the undercurrents of African politics, the surface of global geopolitics, the skyline of underdevelopment, and the clouds of hope and aspiration of the struggling African masses. The voice is neither that of radical right or left populism nor optimism, but of caution, balance, and excellence.”

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WHY CAN’T NIGERIA BECOME A NATION?

Written by Bolaji Samson Aregbeshola

WHY CAN’T NIGERIA BECOME A NATION?A nation has been described as a tightly-knot group that share a common culture. But our sectional and regional outlook has affected our ability to see ourselves as Nigerians.

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Okey Ndibe's Foreign Gods, Inc.

Written by Obi Enweze

Okey Ndibe's second novel titled Foreign Gods, Inc. is a great story that traces the vicissitudes and vagaries of life as they apply to Ike Uzondu, a highly educated African immigrant in America. Ike’s fortunes and misfortunes mirror the experiences of many an immigrant in the United States, Europe or Asia.

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