The Third Wave of Historical Scholarship on Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Ayodeji Olukoju

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This festschrift in honor of Professor Ayodeji Olukoju, one of Nigeria's brightest historians, brings together scholarship representative of the third wave of historical scholarship on Nigeria. Olukoju, a pioneering historian of Nigerian maritime history, also produced significant revisionist scholarship in the areas of economic, urban, and infrastructure history. The contributions in this volume epitomize the groundbreaking directions of his career; they are marked by a search for new explanations and venture into uncharted terrain in Nigerian history. Aside from its critical engagement of Olukoju's impressive scholarship, this volume presents chapters on such underresearched aspects of Nigerian history as sexuality, children and youth, crime, memory, and HIV/AIDS. It offers historical explanations of a host of development challenges confronting Nigeria, Africa s most populous country, and resilient reinterpretations of the place of history in nation building. The contributors, pioneering experts in their various subfields, bring their research and teaching experience to the fore and deploy neglected data as they unfold topics that shed light on Nigeria, its peoples, and cultures. They show that history, both as a daily practice and as an academic endeavor, remains vital as Africans seek solutions to the continent s critical development challenges.

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Saheed Aderinto is Assistant Professor of History at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina. He is the co-author of Nigeria, Nationalism, and Writing History (University of Rochester Press, 2010). His works have appeared, or are forthcoming, in leading Africanist and specialist journals, including the Canadian Journal of African Studies, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, Journal of Social History, History in Africa: A Journal of Methods, and Frontiers: A Journal of Women s Studies, among others. A Senior Research Fellow of the French Institute for Research in Africa, Aderinto s areas of specialization include nationalism and historiography, gender and sexuality, children and childhood, and popular culture. Paul Osifodunrin joined the Department of History and Strategic Studies, University of Lagos, after completing his doctoral program in the same university in 2008. His research interests are in crime, and the social and urban history of Africa. His most recent publication, Armed Robbery in Postcolonial Lagos, 1960 2007, has just been published in the monograph series of the College of Humanities and Culture, Osun State University, Nigeria.

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The Third Wave of Historical Scholarship on Nigeria by Saheed Aderinto and Paul Osifodunrin is an exciting book, which by both its subject and style, promises to be a work of great inspiration to scholars and students of history in several climes. Through this work, the editors have also in a profound manner joined in shaping historical scholarship and discourse in a very insightful way. --Olutayo Charles Adesina, Professor of History and former Chair, Department of History, University of Ibadan

Saheed Aderinto and Paul Osifodunrin have brought together a fantastic collection of scholarship that throws new light on historiographical and epistemological discourses on Nigerian history. The voices of its authors enables historians to capture once again, an African-centered perspective of Africa's past, its theory, practice and methodology. This is a significant addition to Nigerian and African historiography. --Chima J. Korieh, Professor of History, Marquette University

Saheed Aderinto and Paul Osifodunrin have brought together a fantastic collection of scholarship that throws new light on historiographical and epistemological discourses on Nigerian history. The voices of its authors enables historians to capture once again, an African-centered perspective of Africa's past, its theory, practice and methodology. This is a significant addition to Nigerian and African historiography. --Chima J. Korieh, Professor of History, Marquette University

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