The Military Factor in Nigeria 1966-1985

edited by Toyin Falola, A. Ajayi, A. Alano, and B. Babewale

The Military Factor in Nigeria 1966-1985

This is a comprehensive, analytical and empirical analysis of the military variable in Nigerian politics. The authors focus on the relationship between the politicized institution of the military and such varied facets of society as culture, the press, the economy, federalism, religion and foreign policy. The voluminous work attempts an original, informed, comparative and balanced approach. The authors rely on both Western and local sources in their bibliographic references.

Pawnship in Africa: Debt Bondage in Historical Perspective

edited by Toyin Falola and Paul E. Lovejoy

Pawnship in Africa: Debt Bondage in Historical Perspective

The labor of pawns—freeborn women, men and children indentured in payment of interest on a debt—was an important supplement to that of slaves in the pre-colonial and colonial eras. This book examines the origins of pawnship; the economic factors that contributed to its spread; the ideological and institutional framework that supported pawnship; its organization; the experience of pawns; and the role of class, gender and age in pawnship.

Child Health in Nigeria: The Impact of a Depressed Economy

edited by Tola Pearce and Toyin Falola

Child Health in Nigeria: The Impact of a Depressed Economy

The deteriorating condition of child health in non-Western societies following the global recession is serious, and children in Africa have been hardest hit. These essays describe the situation of children in Nigeria, showing how poverty and powerlessness interact with indigenous practices.