Located in western Africa, Nigeria borders the Gulf of Guinea and lies between Benin and Cameroon. Africa's most populous country, Nigeria is comprised of more than 250 different ethnic groups. After nearly 16 years of military rule, the nation adopted a new constitution in 1999 and peacefully transitioned to a civilian government. Despite some irregularities, elections held in April 2003 marked the first civilian transfer of power in Nigeria's history.
In a completely accessible manner, Nigeria provides a current look at this changing nation. Highly readable chapters cover the daily life of Nigeria, as well as details on its resources, economy, environment, future, and more. This visually appealing guide is filled with full-color photographs, illustrations, and maps that draw readers in, as well as helpful case studies that highlight important facts. Suggested books and Web sites for further information are included, and a glossary of key terms makes this an ideal reference for one-stop information.
Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Maps. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Glossary. Cross-references. Chronology.
About the Author(s)
Lorna Robson is a geographer and author who has penned a number of books on West Africa and, in particular, Nigeria. She also has performed philanthropic work in the region.