A Platter of Gold (Revised Edition): Making Nigeria (1906-1960)

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A Platter of Gold is a masterful work of groundbreaking historical research that tells the 'other' story of how Nigeria gained its independence from the British in 1960. It tells the little known stories of small revolutions and agitations against colonial rule by everyday Nigerians, from the struggle against taxation led by Alimotu Pelewura and other market women in the southwest; to the Nwanyewura of Oloko and the intelligent trio and Michael Imodu's worker's union strike that paralysed a nation, among others.
This book makes a compelling argument against the idea that Nigeria was handed to its citizens on a platter of gold and instead showcases a narrative that ordinary Nigerians won their country with blood, guile, and bravery.

Hard cover.


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