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Falola, Toyin

Works: 335 works in 1,122 publications in 1 language and 41,936 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Biography  Conference proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, ed, Dedicatee
Classifications: DT515.57, 966.9
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Toyin Falola
The history of Nigeria by Toyin Falola( )
30 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exploration of Nigeria's pre-colonial and colonial past, and its journey from independence to statehood. By examining key themes such as colonialism, religion, slavery, nationalism and the economy, the authors explain the context to Nigeria's recent ethnic and religious conflicts, political instability, official corruption and ailing economy
Key events in African history a reference guide by Toyin Falola( )
15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides information on thirty-six key events from the prehistoric past to the dawn of the twenty-first century which have shaped the history of Africa
Culture and customs of Nigeria by Toyin Falola( )
12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nigerians are proud of their diverse culture comprising more than 250 ethnic groups. Important changes in their economy and political system are helping them cope with challenges in the modern world. Culture and Customs of Nigeria illuminates a dynamic society - how Nigerians today live, work, worship, interact, relax and express themselves."--Jacket
Culture and customs of Ghana by Steven J Salm( )
11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides an overview of the history and culture of Ghana, featuring discussion of the country's religion and thought, the arts, cuisine and traditional dress, gender roles, marriage and family, social customs, and lifestyle
The Yoruba diaspora in the Atlantic world ( )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Yoruba diaspora in the Atlantic world : methodology and research / Matt D. Childs and Toyin Falola -- The diaspora of Yoruba speakers, 1650-1865 : dimensions and implications / David Eltis -- The Yoruba factor in the trans-Atlantic slave trade / Paul E. Lovejoy -- The enslavement of Yoruba / Ann O'Hear -- Nagô and Mina : the Yoruba diaspora in Brazil / João José Reis and Beatriz Gallotti Mamigonian -- The Yoruba in Cuba : origins, identities, and transformations / Michele Reid -- Africans in a colony of creoles : the Yoruba in colonial Costa Rica / Russell Lohse -- Yoruba in the British Caribbean : a comparative perspective on Trinidad and the Bahamas / Rosalyn Howard -- The influential Yoruba past in Haiti / Kevin Roberts -- The "nagôization" process in Bahian candomblé / Luis Nicolau Parés -- Santería in Cuba : tradition and transformation / Christine Ayorinde -- From Gbe to Yoruba : ethnic change and the Mina nation in Rio de Janeiro / Mariza C. Soares -- Yoruba family, gender, and kinship roles in new world slavery / Kevin Roberts -- Revolution and religion : Yoruba sacred music in socialist Cuba / Robin Moore -- Reclaiming the past : Yoruba elements in African American arts / Babatunde Lawal -- "Yorubaisms" in African American "speech" patterns / Augustine H. Agwuele -- Yoruba liberated slaves who returned to West Africa / Robin Law -- The Yoruba diaspora in Sierra Leone's Krio society / C. Magbaily Fyle -- Liberated slaves and Islam in nineteenth-century West Africa / Gibril R. Cole
Teen life in Africa ( )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the various aspects of teen life in 15 African countries. Covers all the regions of Africa, reflecting the various cultural differences among African teens. Shows the impact of modernization on African teenagers, as well as the survival of traditional practices among them
Encyclopedia of the middle passage ( )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colonialism and violence in Nigeria by Toyin Falola( )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colonialism and Violence in Nigeria looks closely at the conditions that created a legacy of violence in Nigeria. Toyin Falola examines violence as a tool of domination and resistance, however unequally applied, to get to the heart of why Nigeria has not built a successful democracy. Falola's analysis centers on two phases of Nigerian history: the last quarter of the 19th century, when linkages between violence and domination were part of the British conquest; and the first half of the 20th century, which
Hot spot Sub-Saharan Africa by Toyin Falola( )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides an extensive examination of the major conflicts in the volatile region of sub-Saharan Africa and their ramifications throughout the continent and beyond
Culture and customs of Sudan by Kwame Essien( )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amid a Sudan's dark history, saturated with conflicts and tragic current events, lies a culture with deep roots, going back as far as 8000 BC. With several hundred ethnic groups and languages, Sudan is one of the world's most diverse countries. Learn how these cultures have blended and collided throughout the centuries, and examine how traditions and customs are kept alive today. Religious beliefs, social customs, arts, literature, and cuisine are among the topics discussed in this volume, which is ideal for high school and undergraduate students. Chapters include: L L DBLLand, People, and His
Violence in Nigeria the crisis of religious politics and secular ideologies by Toyin Falola( )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Violence in Nigeria is the most comprehensive study of religious violence and aggression in Nigeria, notably its causes, consequences, and the options for conflict resolution. After an analysis of the links between religion and politics, the book elaborates on all the major cases of violence in the 1980s and 1990s, including the Maitatsine, Kano, Bauchi, Kaduna, and Katsina riots. Zones of religious tensions are identified, as well as general characteristics of violence in Nigeria; and issues in inter- and intra-religious relations, religious organizations and the states, and the main actors in the conflicts are explored in great detail. Violence in Nigeria is written to appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike
Women's roles in sub-Saharan Africa by Toyin Falola( )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This exploration of the sociocultural, political, and economic roles of African women through history demonstrates how they have shaped their societies
Development planning and decolonization in Nigeria by Toyin Falola( )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The politics of the global oil industry : an introduction by Toyin Falola( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The relationship of international politics and the global oil industry affects everyone but is understood by few. Taking a well-balanced and objective approach to deconstructing this intricate web for those unfamiliar with the industry, Falola and Genova introduce the major players in the field, offering cogent and up-to-date information about the countries, companies, organizations, and people who shape the contemporary history of oil. They break down the essentials, describing the discovery process, the different types of oil, and the various processes by which oil gets to the market. Then they provide a brief history of the major oil-producing countries, followed by a discussion of OPEC and international efforts to control the price and supply of oil. After setting the stage, they introduce the most salient political issues that are influenced by oil, namely environmental protection, human rights, and economic development. Finally, a look at each of seven major oil exporters--Iraq, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela--demonstrates that the "black gold" can be both a blessing and a curse for the countries that produce it. Despite the need to learn how to exploit alternative energy sources before the oil runs out, we will continue to be dependent on oil for the foreseeable future. Today's oil demands are not only generated by such obvious activities as gassing up our cars or powering our aircraft, but also from the ubiquitous technological gadgets that have infiltrated our daily lives. From computer monitors to CDs, from cell phones to the petroleum-generated materials used in our shoes and sweaters, our reliance on oil continues to grow. Because price and supply are highly dependent on political events in distant countries, it is essential for American consumers to understand the intricacies of this complex subject. Falola and Genova demystify the industry and invite us to investigate more deeply this vital resource
The Atlantic world, 1450-2000 ( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This ambitious work provides an overview of the Atlantic world, since the 15th century, by exploring the major themes that define the study of this region. Contact with Europeans in Africa and the Americas, the slave trade, gender and race in the early Atlantic world, independence movements in Africa, Caribbean nationalism, and gender and identity in the 20th century are just a few subjects discussed. Moving beyond the micro-histories of the scholarly monograph to connect the fruits of those researches with broader events and processes, this book, in the editors' words, makes "a concerted effort to re-connect elites and non-elites, Old World and New, early modern and modern, and economics and culture." It will be a point of embarkation for a new generation of students of the Atlantic world."--Publisher's description
Sources and methods in African history : spoken, written, unearthed ( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An overview of the ongoing methods used to understand African history
Economic reforms and modernization in Nigeria, 1945-1965 by Toyin Falola( )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A critical study of a progressive period in Nigerian historyCreated as a result of British colonialism, Nigeria emerged as a nation-state during the mid--twentieth century. The British colonial administration, in a state of economic crisis and with huge debts to the United States, was uninterested in any rapid economic development in Nigeria after WWII. Britain needed resources to rebuild its economy, and nationalism was rising in Nigeria, where colonial subjects were complaining about exploitation. A rapid transformation in Nigeria's economy and political arena then took place.Reform came through politics and the transfer of power, with the first generation of the new political class inheriting power during the 1950s as colonialism ended. An age of ideas and actions began, and the country witnessed an expansion of its infrastructure, health services, schools, and industries. These were the first crucial steps in Nigeria's march toward modernization.Early on the agenda of the emerging nation-state was the issue of economic development. Most Nigerians defined progress by earning more money, living in better houses, wearing nice clothes, eating well, and being able to send their children to school. Independence was associated with the banishment of poverty. Unfortunately, as colonialism ended, Nigeria's focus switched from economic development to observing what their new leaders would do with opportunity. Politics became a competition between ethnic groups instead of a fight against colonialism.Economic Reforms and Modernization in Nigeria details the process and outcome of late-colonial and post-colonial Nigerian history. While its focus is on economic reforms, it includes a discussion of twentieth-century politics in order to place the events of the period in context. Author Toyin Falola presents statistical data on Nigeria's economy that illustrate the nature of the changes made throughout the mid-twentieth century. Much of this information is presented here for the first time.Those interested in African history and the economy, culture, and politics of non-Western societies will find this a valuable contribution to the study of the era and the place
African minorities in the New World by Toyin Falola( )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book discusses the minority status of African immigrants in the New World by revisiting the concept of a 'new' African diaspora and its multiple implications for citizenship and immigration policy
Archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African diaspora by Akinwumi Ogundiran( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrating war and peace in Africa by Africa Conference (Tex.)( )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive volume that offers historical and nuanced representations of war and peace in Africa from the fields of African studies and cultural studies, linguistics, journalism and the media, literature, film, drama and performance, women's and gender studies, and human rights
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Alternative Names
Falola, Oloruntoyin O.
Falola Oloruntoyin O. 1953-....
Fálọlá, Tóyìn 1953-
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