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By Peter Cunliffe-Jones

His nineteenth-century cousin, paddled ashore by means of slaves, twisted the fingers of tribal chiefs to signal away their territorial rights within the oil-rich Niger Delta. Sixty years later, his grandfather helped craft Nigeria's structure and negotiate its independence, the 1st of its variety in Africa. 4 a long time later, Peter Cunliffe-Jones arrived as a journalist within the capital, Lagos, simply as army rule ended, to stand the rustic his kinfolk had a hand in shaping.Part family members memoir, half background, My Nigeria is a piercing examine the colonial legacy of an rising energy in Africa. Marshalling his deep wisdom of the nation's financial, political, and historical forces, Cunliffe-Jones surveys its colonial prior and explains why British rule ended in cave in at independence. He additionally takes an unflinching examine the complex kingdom at the present time, from electronic mail hoaxes and political corruption to the massive usual assets that make it essentially the most robust African countries; from existence in Lagos's nearly unknown and unique neighborhoods to the violent conflicts among the various tribes that make up this populous African kingdom. As Nigeria celebrates 5 many years of independence, it is a well timed and private examine an enthralling kingdom that has but to accomplish its nice potential.

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