by Jorge Cham
Subject:   Public Lecture: Nigeria at 39 - Historical Reflections at the End of the 20th Century
Sponsor:   Nigeria-Stanford Educational Resources Organization (NSERO)
Date:   Friday, October 29, 1999
Time:   7pm - 8:30pm
Location:   Skilling Auditorium [look for it in a campus map]
THE TALK... By 1899 the European partitioning of Africa had been accomplished. The entity to be later named "Nigeria" was named and claimed by the British. British rule in Nigeria lasted till 1960. With the benefit of historical reflection in 1999, this lecture will evaluate the impact of British rule on Nigerian civil society. Several books have been produced on the political, economic, and cultural impact of colonialism on various African countries. This talk will focus on the civil society, a much-neglected aspect of African studies. How did colonialism impact the common people? What were its effect on the Nigerian psyche? A hundred or so years after the British imposed their rule on Nigeria, and forty years or so after independence, what are the legacies of colonialism in the civil society? SPEAKER: Akanmu G. Adebayo, Ph.D Akanmu Adebayo is Professor of History at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia. After receiving his education (BA, MA, and Ph.D.) in history at the University of Ife, Nigeria, Nigeria, he taught at the same University for over ten years. In 1991-92, he was visiting professor at York University, North York, Canada. An established authority on the history of modern Africa, Adebayo has authored and co-authored many books and articles. He was formerly Assistant Director of International Programs at Kennesaw University. Now he coordinates African and African-American studies at the same institution.
Event history: Submitted by kehinde on 18-Oct-1999;
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