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Obafemi Awolowo and the Making of Remo: The Local Politics of a Nigerian Nationalist

Insa Nolte

Abstract

This book examines the evolution of a distinctive Yoruba community, Remo, and the central role played in this process by the Remo-born nationalist and Yoruba leader Obafemi Awolowo (1909–87). Since the nineteenth century, popular participation has played an important role in challenging or confirming local hierarchies in Remo. This historical dynamic had a significant impact on Awolowo's vision both for Yoruba and Nigerian politics. When Awolowo moved into national politics in the 1950s, his career at the national level also gave him the opportunity to shape Remo's political identity. He was b ... More

Keywords: Yoruba, Remo, Obafemi Awolowo, Nigeria, Nigerian politics, national politics, political identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638956
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638956.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Insa Nolte, author