Postcolonial Nigeria has been the subject of many literatures that identify and interrogate the many issues and problems that had made it near impossible for Nigerians to achieve the anticolonial aspirations that gave birth to independent Nigeria. The rationale for this volume is to situate the thematic inquiry into the problematic of postcolonial Nigerian within the ambit of the humanities and its concerns. These thematic issues include identity configurations, aesthetics, philosophical reflections, linguistic dynamics, sociological framings, and so on. The objective of the volume is to enable scholars and students to have new insights and arguments about possibilities that postcoloniality throws up for rethinking the Nigerian state and society.
Introduction: Performing Postcoloniality in Nigeria, Adeshina AfolayanPart IChapter 1. Wole Soyinka: A Public Intellectual, His Publics and Postcolonial Modernities, Sanya OshaChapter 2. Informality and Patriotism in the Nigerian Postcolony, Adeshina AfolayanChapter 3. Ajala as Metaphor of the Nigerian Travel Culture: Myths, Legend and Memory(-ies) of the African Abroad, Oluwaseun AbimbolaChapter 4. Language Games and the Inequality of Gender: Feminist Postproverbials and the Yoruba Language, Olayinka OyeleyeChapter 5. Ethnicity and Fluid Identities in Nineteenth Century Lagos, Mary Aderonke Afolabi Chapter 6. The Future of Du Bois: Consciousness, Citizenship, and Epistemology in Nigeria/Africa, Nimi WaribokoPart IIChapter 7. Determinism and Human Agency in Shola Allyson-Obaniyi’s Gbé jẹ́ F’órí and Àkosílè, Lawrence O. BamikoleChapter 8. Digital Appropriation, Youth Culture and Cybercrime in Emergent Yoruba Bollywood, Olajide SalawuChapter 9. “The Other Room”: Politics, Sex and Power in Shoneyin’s The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, Ofure O. M. Aito and Omolola A. LadeleChapter 10. Walking Backwards: Prediction of a Failing “Postcolonial” Nigeria in Kunle Afolayan’s October 1, Abimbola IyunChapter 11. Waka into Bondage: Ndidi Dike’s Performance Installation and the Creative Reenactment of the Badagry Slave Trade Route, Kunle FilaniChapter 12. Gboju Nbe! Urban Slangs as Sociolinguistic Expressions in Selected Nollywood Films, Mojisola ShodipeReferences