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Imagined StatesLaw and Literature in Nigeria, 1900-66$
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Katherine Isobel Baxter

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474420839

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420839.001.0001

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Conclusion: Imagined States

Conclusion: Imagined States

(p.181) Conclusion: Imagined States
Imagined States

Katherine Isobel Baxter

Edinburgh University Press

The conclusion reflects on the prior chapters of the book. It also considers the literary and political influence of the period under discussion on later Nigerian fiction. The conclusion provides a brief account of the Biafran War, its relationship to the reception of Nigerian fiction at the time, and its impact on post-war fiction. The conclusion argues that the imaginative space of fiction has continued to be a crucial site of negotiation for ideas of statehood and the law. Moreover, fiction has continued to be a powerful tool for shedding light on the imaginative operations of the law and the state.

Keywords:   Biafra, Lewis Nkosi, Nigerian literature, Nigeria, Postcolonial, Law

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