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Falola, Toyin

Works: 313 works in 1,023 publications in 1 language and 38,049 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Dedicatee, Author of introduction
Classifications: DT515.57, 966.9
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Publications about Toyin Falola
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Key events in African history a reference guide by Toyin Falola( file )
14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,176 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
The history of Nigeria by Toyin Falola( file )
13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,933 libraries worldwide
Presents a history of Nigeria from its earliest beginnings to the present, discussing its geography, political instututions, economic structure, culture, and ethnic groups
Culture and customs of Nigeria by Toyin Falola( file )
12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,918 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."--BOOK JACKET
Culture and customs of Ghana by Steven J Salm( file )
10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,914 libraries worldwide
Endorsement From Emmanuel K. Akyeampong Department of History Harvard University: This book is a vivid portrayal of Ghanaian culture and customs. It is a masterful synthesis of massive information into a very accessible and highly readable text that will appeal to both academic and non-academic audiences. The accurate and highly pertinent review of history, religion, literaure and media, art and architecture, cuisine and dress, music and dance, marriage and family, social customs and lifestyle makes this book an important treasure even for Ghanaianists, who seldom find all this useful information within the covers of a single volume. The authors certainly have their fingers on the pulse of cultural and social life! Endorsement From Kwabena O. Akurang-Parry Department of History Shippensburg University: This is the best book on Ghana that takes stock of various aspects of the Ghanaian society and culture. One of the greatest strengths of this book is its detailed information based on examples from various sectors of the Ghanaian society.; The book, very informative, readable, and erudite, takes cognizance of "tradition," transformations, and modernizing realms of Ghanaian norms and institutions...Highly recommended for students of African studies and the general public. The decades of independence in Ghana have strengthened the idea of a national Ghanaian culture. The culture and customs of Ghana today are a product of diversity in traditional forms, influenced by a long history of Islamic and European contact. Culture and Customs of Ghana is the first book to concisely provide an up-to-date narrative on the most significant elements of the established cultural life and institutions as well as the most recent changes in the cultural landscape. Written expressly for students and the general reader, it belongs in every library supporting multicultural and African studies curricula. Ghana seeks to cultivate the philosophy of the "African personality," to revive, maintain, and promote Ghanaian ways of life and integrate them into political and social institutions. Ghanaians also recognize their relationship to the rest of the world and continue to develop with the forces of globalization.; Culture and Customs of Ghana authoritatively discusses the vibrant and adaptable people, from their religions to music and dance. A chronology, glossary, and numerous photos complement the text
The Yoruba diaspora in the Atlantic world ( file )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,275 libraries worldwide
Essays that survey the slave trade dispersal of the Yoruba people
Encyclopedia of the middle passage ( file )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,247 libraries worldwide
Teen life in Africa ( file )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,227 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
Colonialism and violence in Nigeria by Toyin Falola( file )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,220 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( file )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,167 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( file )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,163 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( file )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,000 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
A history of Nigeria by Toyin Falola( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 823 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
Development planning and decolonization in Nigeria by Toyin Falola( file )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
The politics of the global oil industry : an introduction by Toyin Falola( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 601 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
Sources and methods in African history : spoken, written, unearthed ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
An overview of the ongoing methods used to understand African history
The Atlantic world, 1450-2000 ( Book )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 482 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
Women's roles in sub-Saharan Africa by Toyin Falola( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
Women play essential, critical roles in every society; African women south of the Sahara are certainly no different. Women's Roles in Sub-Saharan Africa adds significantly to our understanding of the ways in which women contribute to the fabric of human civilization. This book provides an indepth exploration of African women's roles in society from precolonial periods to the contemporary era. Topical sections describe the roles that women play in family, courtship and marriage, religion, work, literature and arts, and government. Each of the six chapters has been structured to elucidate women's roles and functions in society as partners, as active participants, as defenders of their status and occupations, and as agents of change. Authors Nana Akua Amponsah and Toyin Falola present a thought-provoking work that looks at the complicated victimhood/powerful-female paradigm in women and gender studies in Africa, and challenge ideological interest in African historiography that privilege male representation
African minorities in the New World by Toyin Falola( file )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 440 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 ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Nationalism and African intellectuals by Toyin Falola( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
"Nationalism and African Intellectuals examines intellectuals' ambivalent relationships with the colonial apparatus and subsequent nation-state formations; the contradictions manifested within pan-Africanism and nationalism; and the relation of academic institutions and intellectual production to the state during the nationalism period and beyond."--BOOK JACKET
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Alternative Names
Falola, Oloruntoyin O.
Falola, Oloruntoyin O., 1953-
Fálọlá, Tóyìn 1953-
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