Shobana Shankar’s new book, ‘Africa, India and the Spectre of Race’ (Hurst/Oxford, 2021) explores this complicated history.
Boko Haram capitalized on the problems women face in Northern Nigeria to attract some willingly, while violently forcing others into bondage.
The playwright Mfoniso Udofia is trying to debunk the “typical” understanding of Africa, and specifically Nigeria, in her work.
In the work of the novelist, Okey Ndibe, the influences of the United States, especially that everything is available for a price, is everywhere in Nigeria.
It’s not really about Nigeria, and it’s not for Nigerians. Rather it’s a story, popular in America, about brave soldiers fighting terrorists.
Forced conversion as a strategy exclusive is not to Islamist terrorism in northern Nigeria. Everyone’s been in on the act.