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Imagined States: Law and Literature in Nigeria, 1900-66

Katherine Isobel Baxter


Imagined States examines the significance of the law in colonial and postcolonial fiction from and about Nigeria between 1900 and 1966. The book argues that in the discrete period of the final half-century of British colonialism in Nigeria through into the early years of independence prior to the Biafran War, the law provided a key site for fiction’s negotiations with the increasingly complex realities of the colonial project. Attending to the representation of the law in that fiction provides important insights not only into the realities of the historical period but, equally importantly, int ... More

Keywords: Nigeria, State of Exception, Law, Literature, Colonial, Postcolonial, Fiction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474420839
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420839.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katherine Isobel Baxter, author
Northumbria University