The Rise and Fall of Nigeria's Second Republic, 1979-1984

Falola, Toyin; Ihonvbere, Julius
Publisher:  Zed
Pages:  304pp   ISBN:  0-86232-380-0
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18824

The result of a year's intensive investigations before the coup that toppled the Shagari government, this work is a comprehensive account of the past four years of civilian rule in Nigeria. This book analyses the social and economic forces underlying the sweep of political events, and accelerating contradictions that precipitated the latest coup. Falola and Ihonvbere are two of Nigeria's leading marxist historians and writers.

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