Toyin Falola's New Book: Nigerian Literary Imagination and the Nationhood Project | © 2022

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Olusegun Olopade

Jul 19, 2022, 4:36:12 PM7/19/22
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Toyin Falola's New Book: Nigerian Literary Imagination and the Nationhood Project | © 2022


Front Matter

  • The Nation as Fiction/Fictionalizing the Nation

Colonial Phase

  • Literature and the Colonized Nation
  • Literary Founding Fathers and Ideas of Nationhood
  • Women Writers and the (Post)colony: (Writing) the Colony in Nigerian Women’s Literature

Postcolonial Phase

  • Postcolonial Modernity and Literary Imagination
  • Contemporary Women Writers and the Imagining of Postcolonial Nigeria
  • Literature and Nigeria in the Digital Age

Concluding Thoughts

  • Shifts and Ambiguities: Unstable Literature or Unstable Nation?

The book explores the importance of identity and the idea of home in Nigerian fiction. Shows how fictionalized representations of Nigeria give insights into the real history and society of the country. Surveys a range of notable Nigerian authors and works relating to nationhood, colonialism and postcolonialism

Toyin Falola is Professor of History, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, and the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He is an honorary professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Extraordinary Professor of Human Rights at the University of the Free State, South Africa.

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Okey Iheduru

Jul 19, 2022, 6:41:54 PM7/19/22
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Congratulations, Oga TF. Only you can accomplish so much among mortals!

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Nimi Wariboko

Jul 19, 2022, 6:43:10 PM7/19/22

This is an important intervention on the role of literature, moral imagination, and national development/cohesion. Congratulations, Professor Falola.


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Elias K. Bongmba

Jul 20, 2022, 5:42:41 AM7/20/22

Congratulations Professor Falola.


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