Imagined States: Law and Literature in Nigeria, 1900-1966

Baxter, Katherine (2019) Imagined States: Law and Literature in Nigeria, 1900-1966. Edinburgh Critical Studies in Law, Literature and the Humanities . Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9781474420839 (In Press)

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Imagined States examines representations of the law in British and Nigerian high-brow, middle-brow and popular fiction and journalism. Drawing on a rich range of examples, the book focuses on the imaginative role that the state of exception played in the application of indirect rule during British colonialism and in the legal machinations of the postcolonial state. It reads works by Chinua Achebe, Joyce Cary, Cyprian Ekwensi and Edgar Wallace, together with a range of Nigerian market literature and journalism.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: law, postcolonial, colonial, fiction, literature, Nigeria
Subjects: L200 Politics
Q200 Comparative Literary studies
T500 African studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2019 09:13
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2019 09:13

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