Nigeria and West Africa

  • by Wendy McElroy
  • Narrated by Richard C. Hottelet
  • 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With a culture dating back to at least 700 B.C., West Africa has a long and rich history. British influence after the 16th century, and especially in the 18th century, changed the region's course. By 1967, Nigeria was at war with itself, with the "Republic of Biafra" produced in Nigeria's eastern region. Over a million people perished. This is the story of Nigeria's struggle, which typifies the history and outlook of the West African region. The World's Political Hot Spots series explains the basis of conflicts in some of the world's most politically sensitive areas. Many of these regions are in today's headlines, and tensions recently have become violent in virtually all of them. Each presentation covers up to 10 centuries of background, revealing how and why today's problems occur.

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Customer Reviews

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easy listen . loved it

The narration was just right with the right amount if information. there wasn't an overwhelming amount of data. Great book to build on.
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- Mrs B

interesting brief on the area

a gpod as anywhere start to understanding this region. pressed in an interesting manner but equally lacks perhaps the details that a student of history would be hungry to absorb.
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-07-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.