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n Journal of African Films & Diaspora Studies - Nation on Board – Becoming Nigerian at Sea, Lynn Schler - book review

Volume 2 Number 2
  • ISSN : 2516-2705
  • E-ISSN: 2516-2713
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Abstract

First envisaged as a maritime history of colonialism, the focus of this unique book eventually shifted to a study of decolonisation, nationalisation and transition towards the nigerianisation of maritime trade, seen from a working class viewpoint – a subject poorly considered so far. This research is based on an extensive study of maritime archives consulted in London, Liverpool, Lagos and Amsterdam, and on forty-four interviews of Nigerian sailors, navy captains, engineers, trade unionists and administrators, recorded between 2007 and 2011. It also benefitted from fieldwork which enabled the author to access a wealth of personal documents.

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2020-09-20

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