Nigeria:The Birth of Africa’s Greatest Country chronicles the social political events of colonial and immediate post-colonial Nigeria as recorded by Drum, the popular monthly magazine of those times.
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The diverse and turbulent events and the numerous complex characters who occupied the centre stage in the epic drama that was the evolution of the Nigerian state are reported with passion and mission in the several editions which were compiled to make up this beautiful and interesting two-volume text.
Parading an array of stars - Adegoke Adelabu, Festus Okotie-Eboh, Mbonu Ojike, Ladoke Akintola, Michael Okpara, Tafawa Balewa, Anthony Enahoro and the larger-than-life trio, Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe and Ahmadu Bello along with their many admirers and disciples - the political history of Nigeria which they wrote with their lives and times is vividly recorded for posterity on the pages of these books.
Copiously illustrated with a treasure of ancient photographs, social issues of sports, secret cults, ritual murder, entertainment, the arts, religion, juju, the 1966 coup, the civil war and many others are also prominently featured in this compilation arousing the memories of those who were either too young then to understand what was happening, or who had not been born altogether.
The two-volume book is strongly recommended to all Nigerians and the people of all nations and tongues generally, as a well of information about this acknowledged potential giant and most populous black African nation worldwide.
(Description on the back covers of the books)