History of Nigeria in a New Setting
History of Nigeria in a New Setting

OKONKWO, Daniel Onuzulike. History of Nigeria in a New Setting.

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OKONKWO, Daniel Onuzulike. History of Nigeria in a New Setting. Onitsha, Nigeria, Tabansi Bookshops, [1961].

8vo. Original green flexible cloth, lettered in black; pp. xviii, 19-378, sketch maps; a very good copy of a great rarity.
First edition, presentation copy, inscribed and signed by the author on initial blank. 'Chief Onuzulike Daniel Okonkwo (Ozuome-Nnewi); diplomat, educator, and writer. Chief Okonkwo was the first indigenous Principal of Okongwu Memorial Grammar School, Nnewi, Nigeria, and the former chairman of Onitsha Southern County Council (Wikipedia entry on Nnewi). Nigeria had gained independence on October 1, 1960 and needed a non and post-coloial history book. Okonkwo provided that very well: The enthnic groups and their cultures are described, a history of Nigeria before colonialist and of slavery is included, as well as a description of the economy and development of infrastructure under British rule. The final chapter is titled Twelve Months of Independence.

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