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Was It Only Yesterday? - The Last Generation of Nigeria's Turawa

£19.99

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The British flag was raised in Nigeria a century ago, and it was a mere sixty years later that the Northern Region became independent within the commonwealth as part of a federal Nigeria.

The Europeans, mostly British, who worked there for those short years were known in the Hausa tongue as Turawa, and this book contains the memories of some of those who served in Northern Nigeria from the forties to the sixties. They find the current political and academic opinions of their past way and purpose hard to understand.

The book is a collaborative work drawing on accounts from over 100 contributors. It features entries over a broad spectrum of subjects including military recruitment and training; surveying, both geographical and geological; mining; the construction industry; journalism and news coverage; education; religion; economics and administration.

The book contains two fold-out maps.

There is an inscription signed by the editor on the half-title page. Also, there is a letter signed by the editor covering the sending out of an advance copy of the book.

There is slight shelf wear and bumping to the covers of the book. Otherwise, it is in excellent condition throughout.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Clark, Trevor (editor)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.5" by 6.75"
Edition:
First, 2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0953017486
ISBN-13:
9780953017485
Number of pages:
336
Publisher:
BECM Press
Title:
Was It Only Yesterday? - The Last Generation of Nigeria's Turawa

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The British flag was raised in Nigeria a century ago, and it was a mere sixty years later that the Northern Region became independent within the commonwealth as part of a federal Nigeria.

The Europeans, mostly British, who worked there for those short years were known in the Hausa tongue as Turawa, and this book contains the memories of some of those who served in Northern Nigeria from the forties to the sixties. They find the current political and academic opinions of their past way and purpose hard to understand.

The book is a collaborative work drawing on accounts from over 100 contributors. It features entries over a broad spectrum of subjects including military recruitment and training; surveying, both geographical and geological; mining; the construction industry; journalism and news coverage; education; religion; economics and administration.

The book contains two fold-out maps.

There is an inscription signed by the editor on the half-title page. Also, there is a letter signed by the editor covering the sending out of an advance copy of the book.

There is slight shelf wear and bumping to the covers of the book. Otherwise, it is in excellent condition throughout.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Clark, Trevor (editor)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.5" by 6.75"
Edition:
First, 2002
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0953017486
ISBN-13:
9780953017485
Number of pages:
336
Publisher:
BECM Press
Title:
Was It Only Yesterday? - The Last Generation of Nigeria's Turawa

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