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Obafemi Awolowo and the Making of RemoThe Local Politics of a Nigerian Nationalist$
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Insa Nolte

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748638956

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638956.001.0001

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Remo and Awolowo

Remo and Awolowo

(p.1) 1 Remo and Awolowo
Obafemi Awolowo and the Making of Remo

Nolte Insa

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter begins by setting out the book's two main themes. The first theme is the historical process by which a particular and distinctive region of Yorubaland – Remo – has been continuously formed and re-formed as a political community over the past two centuries. The narrative focuses on the importance of popular consent and political participation in this process, and privileges the often-tumultuous events of the last seventy years. The second theme is the crucial role played in Remo politics of its most notable citizen, Obafemi Awolowo (1909–87), who was also a leading figure of pan-Yoruba politics over many decades and one of Nigeria's most important statesmen. Awolowo was equally a product and a producer of Remo politics. The discussion then covers popular participation in the making of Remo; popular participation in local-level politics; Remo politics before Awolowo; Awolowo as a product and a producer of Remo politics; local support as the basis of political success; Awolowo in national politics; and the myth and legacy of Awolowo. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   Yorubaland, Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo, Remo politics, popular participation, local politics

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