This is an exploration into the history and future of Nigeria. In the process of elucidating the Nigerian crisis, the author opens readers to the broader questions of nationhood, identity, and the general state of African culture and politics at the end of the 20th century. He examines the different ways in which a nation can be defined, and asks how these varying definitions impact the people who live under them. The book concludes with a call for the global community to address the issue of nationhood to prevent further religious mandates and calls for ethnic purity of the sort that have turned Algeria, Rwanda, Bosnia and Sri Lanka into killing fields.
Wole Soyinka was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986. Signed by Author(s).
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition / First printing. Green cloth spine, red paper-covered boards. 170 pages. Very fine in very fine, price-clipped dust jacket.