By Nnamdi Elleh

ISBN-10: 1472465296

ISBN-13: 9781472465290

In 1975, the Nigerian experts made up our minds to build a brand new postcolonial capital referred to as Abuja, and including numerous the world over popular architects those army leaders collaborated to construct a urban for 3 million population. based 5 years after the Civil warfare with Biafra, which brought on round 1.7 million deaths, town used to be envisaged as a spot the place justice might reign and where people from varied social, spiritual, ethnic, and political backgrounds might come jointly in a relaxed demeanour and interact to increase their nation and its financial system. those have been all laudable targets, yet they mockingly mobilized definite forces from round the kingdom in competition opposed to the government of Nigeria. The foreign and modernist sort structure and the truth that the govt. spent tens of billions of bucks developing this idealized capital ended up inflicting extra strife and clash. For teams like Boko Haram, a Nigerian Al-Qaida associate association, and different smaller ethnic teams trying to have a say in how the country’s oil wealth is spent, Abuja symbolized every little thing in Nigeria they sought to alter.

By interpreting the construction of the modernist nationwide public areas of Abuja inside a broader historic and worldwide context, this ebook appears at how the successes and the disasters of those areas have affected the electorate of the rustic and feature, actually, radicalized people with those areas being scene of a few of an important political occasions and terrorist goals, together with bombings and protest rallies. even supposing concentrating on Nigeria’s capital, the research has a much broader international implication in that it draws cognizance to how postcolonial nations that have been shaped on the flip of the 20th century are continually fragmenting and remade by way of the emergence of recent state states like South Sudan.

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