Nigeria Since IndependencePaperback - 1998
"Crippled Giant is an excellent summary of Nigerian political history....The work is notable for even-handed analysis of both history and theory. The resultis an introduction of the highest quality to the study of Nigerian politics." --African Studies Review "Osaghae, an academic with a refreshinglyneutral and understated approach to the maddening follies of his government, hasproduced a highly readable overview of Nigeria's politics, economy, and foreignrelations. Rich in detail, his account is also a useful tour of earlier thematictreatments of the subject." -- Foreign Affairs ..".well-written, coherent narrative and thoughtful, balanced analysis of Nigeria'spolitical history from 1960 to 1996."? -- A. H. M. Kirk-Greene, St. Antony'sCollege, Oxford Eghosa Osaghae's study leads him to the conclusionthat Nigeria's problems are not of recent making but can be traced to structuralimpediments from colonial times.
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1998.
Characteristics: xxvi, 342 p. : 1 map ; 23 cm.