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The Ekumeku movement : Western Igbo resistance to the British conquest of Nigeria, 1883-1914 /
Don C. Ohadike.
imprint
Athens : Ohio University Press, c1991.
description
xi, 203 p.: maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0821409859
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imprint
Athens : Ohio University Press, c1991.
isbn
0821409859
catalogue key
2320819
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-200) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1991-09:
Ohadike's book provides an excellent account of the resistance of a West African people to British imperialism. The author, an Igbo man himself, makes clear that British commercial interests and Christian missionary activities were opening wedges that prepared the way for later British government control. The Ekumeku uprisings in southeast Nigeria at the beginning of this century were full-scale wars, even though British colonial officials downplayed their extent and ferocity. The outcome, of course, was a British victory as they marshaled their superior technological resources to defeat the Igbo's efforts to avoid European domination. Ohadike first sets the scene by describing Igbo society and culture; then he discusses the British intrusion--merchant, missionary, and government; and finally he presents the major military engagements. Throughout the book the author maintains a focus on the " Ohadike's style is readable, the bibliography is extensive, the documentation is solid, but the index is too skimpy. The maps are barely adequate. Academic libraries should acquire this book, which is most appropriate for upper-division undergraduates and graduate students. R. A. Corby University of Arkansas at Monticello
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