NIGERIA by Ernest Dunbar


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A succinct and factual discussion of Nigeria's geography and resources, tribal divisions, recent civil war and rich artistic heritage. Dunbar's rather dry presentation is somewhat offset by an unusually large number of photographs drawn mostly from the files of Look magazine, for which he covered Africa in the mid '60's. Both the Formans' Land and People. . . and Jenness' inviting Along the Niger River (KR, p. 683, J-283)draw more concrete portraits of contrasting regional lifestyles but Dunbar's treatment will serve the older student who wants a quick historical/political outline, and libraries that don't own the revised edition of Forman might find this a convenient way to bring their Nigerian coverage up to date.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1974
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Franklin Watts