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Formation: The Making of Nigeria, From Jihad to Amalgamation
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Formation: The Making of Nigeria, From Jihad to Amalgamation (Hardback)

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A myth-busting history book that challenges the orthodox understanding of Nigeria's past as merely a product of colonial interference, and in the process paints a vastly different picture of the birth of Nigeria as a nation.


Formation tracks the unlikely series of events and characters that led to the creation of the modern Nigerian nation: from 1804 when the first Jihadists began their attack on a collection of independent nations to 1914 when the current shape of Nigeria was completed as a British colony through amalgamation.


Formation sheds light on an increasingly forgotten and largely mythologised period of Nigeria's history; revealing an incredibly complicated portrait of a nation with a tangled history, where violence was and remains a primary organising principle for elite competition and political negotiations.


Influential figures loom large over the narrative including: Usman dan Fodio, Modibbo Adama, Fred Lugard, Samuel Ajayi-Crowther, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Flora Shaw, Joseph Chamberlain alongside other well-known and many less familiar names.



History & PoliticsRegional & national history Publisher: Cassava Republic Press Publication Date: 19/01/2021 ISBN-13: 9781913175092  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Fola Fagbule was born in Lagos, Nigeria. A banker and investment professional for the best part of the last two decades, Fola currently leads the Financial Advisory department of a leading African multilateral bank. He has previously made a living as a writer, working as a securities analyst developing and publishing research on companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Fola has obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from the Lagos Business School, and prior to that a degree in Physics from the University of Lagos.; Feyi Fawehinmi was born in Lagos, Nigeria and grew up living in northern and southern Nigeria. He has spent the last 15 years working in the financial services industry across banking, private equity, asset management and insurance. Feyi has been writing publicly for over a decade on his popular personal blog and in traditional media outlets in Nigeria, Britain and the US. He also wrote a regular column in a Nigerian newspaper for more than two years. He is also a keen photographer and lives with his wife and two boys in Hertfordshire.

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