British Colonisation of Northern Nigeria, 1897-1914: A by Mahmud Modibbo Tukur,Michael J. Watts

By Mahmud Modibbo Tukur,Michael J. Watts

“In this densely special and interpretatively nuanced learn, Mahmud Modibbo Tukur lays naked the very foundations of the colonial country in what's now northern Nigeria. it is a needs to learn for someone desirous to comprehend the rules of up to date Nigeria and the way we got here to be what we are.” – Prof. Abdul Raufu Mustapha, collage of Oxford, UK.

Mahmud Modibbo Tukur’s paintings demanding situations primary assumptions and conclusions approximately ecu colonialism in Africa, specially British colonialism in northern Nigeria. while others have provided the thesis of a welcome reception of the imposition of British colonialism via the folk, the research has discovered actual resistance and great hostility in the direction of that imposition; and, opposite to the “pacification” and minimum violence argued by way of a few students, the examine has uncovered the violent and bloody nature of that profession. instead of the one tale of “Indirect rule”, or “abolishing slavery” and lifting the weight of precolonial taxation which others have argued, this ebook has proven that British officers have been a great deal in facts, imposed quite a few and heavier taxes gathered with nice potency and ruthlessness, and neglected the health and wellbeing and welfare of the folk in famines and wellbeing and fitness epidemics which ravaged elements of northern Nigeria through the interval. British monetary and social guidelines, reminiscent of blocking off entry to western schooling for the hundreds in so much components of northern Nigeria, didn't result in improvement yet its antithesis of retrogression and stagnation in the course of the interval below learn. Tukur’s research of respectable colonial files and assets constitutes an important contribution to the literature on colonialism in Africa and to realizing the complexity of the Nigerian state of affairs today.

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