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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-s ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by University Of Chicago Press
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Essential view on why Nigeria's culture of striving, entrepreneurship and braggado is the way it is.
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