Partitioned Borgu: State, Society and Politics in a West African Border Region by Hussaini Abdu
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In Partitioned Borgu, Abdu, provides an authoritative account of a relatively little known local and yet vital dimension to the classic imperial diplomacy that occasionally came close to outbreaks of war between the fiercely competing European powers, particularly France and Britain, as they sought for spheres of influence and African territories in the infamous era of the so-called Scramble and Partition of Africa.
Hussaini Abdu, is a Political Scientist and International Development expert. He is currently the Country Director of Plan International in Nigeria and previously the Country Director of ActionAid International. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Bayero University, Kano and had taught Political Economy and Defence studies at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna. His research interests include identity politics, rural political economy, border studies, civil society, democracy and governance. His works have been published in books and learned journals. He is the author of Clash of Identities: State, Society and Ethno-Religious Conflicts in Northern Nigeria