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The Pan-African nation : oil and the spectacle of culture in Nigeria

Author: Andrew H Apter
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
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When Nigeria hosted the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) in 1977, it celebrated a global vision of black nationhood and citizenship animated by the exuberance of its recent oil boom. Andrew Apter's The Pan-African Nation tells the full story of this cultural extravaganza, from Nigeria's spectacular rebirth as a rapidly developing petro-state to its dramatic demise when the boom  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Apter, Andrew H. (Andrew Herman).
Pan-African nation.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004014638
(OCoLC)55738153
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew H Apter
ISBN: 9780226023564 0226023567 9780226023540 0226023540 9780226023557 0226023559
OCLC Number: 527696510
Description: 1 online resource (x, 334 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Rebirth of a nation --
2. Nigeria at large --
3. Producing the people --
4. War canoes and their magic --
5. genealogy of the Durbar --
6. mirror of cultural production --
7. politics of illusion.
Responsibility: Andrew Apter.

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When Nigeria hosted the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) in 1977, it celebrated a global vision of black nationhood and citizenship animated by the exuberance of  Read more...

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