This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Nigeria: Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
About the Author
Toyin Falola is the Jacob & Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters. He is the author and editor of numerous books on Nigerian and African history. His works include his memoir, A Mouth Sweeter than Salt (University of Michigan Press, 2004) and Colonialism and Violence in Nigeria (Indiana University Press, 2009). Ann Genova is an independent scholar with a Ph.D. in African History from the University of Texas at Austin. Her publications include "Nigeria's Nationalization of British Petroleum," International Journal of African Historical Studies 43, no.1 (2010): 115- 36, and the co-authored Politics of the Global Oil Industry (Praeger, 2005). Matthew M. Heaton is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Virginia Tech. His research interests are in the history of health and illness, migration, and globalization. He is the author of Black Skin, White Coats: Nigerian Psychiatrists, Decolonization, and the Globalization of Psychiatry (Ohio University Press, 2013) and co-author of A History of Nigeria (Cambridge University Press, 2008).