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Falola, Toyin

Works: 422 works in 1,583 publications in 1 language and 53,461 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Biography  Encyclopedias  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Dedicatee
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Most widely held works by Toyin Falola
The history of Nigeria by Toyin Falola( )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of Nigeria from its earliest beginnings to the present, discussing its geography, political instututions, economic structure, culture, and ethnic groups
Key events in African history : a reference guide by Toyin Falola( )

21 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on thirty-six key events from the prehistoric past to the dawn of the twenty-first century which have shaped the history of Africa
Culture and customs of Ghana by Steven J Salm( )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of the history and culture of Ghana, featuring discussion of the country's religion and thought, the arts, cuisine and traditional dress, gender roles, marriage and family, social customs, and lifestyle
Culture and customs of Nigeria by Toyin Falola( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 2,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nigerians are proud of their diverse culture comprising more than 250 ethnic groups. Important changes in their economy and political system are helping them cope with challenges in the modern world. Culture and Customs of Nigeria illuminates a dynamic society - how Nigerians today live, work, worship, interact, relax and express themselves."--Jacket
The Yoruba diaspora in the Atlantic world( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays that survey the slave trade dispersal of the Yoruba people
Colonialism and violence in Nigeria by Toyin Falola( )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence and colonial conquest -- Resistance by violence -- Violence and colonial consolidation -- Taxation and conflicts -- Gendered violence -- Verbal violence and radical nationalism -- Labor, wages, and riots -- Conclusion : violence and political culture
Hot spot : Sub-Saharan Africa by Toyin Falola( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict has been a critical factor in the making of contemporary Africa, and its study is key to understanding the continent's tumultuous history. Hot Spot: Sub-Saharan Africa analyzes the area's major, post-independence conflicts intense enough to threaten national, regional, or international security. This work defines conflict broadly to encompass political instability and state failure, ethno-religious tensions, government and political corruption, economic mismanagement and poverty, cult violence, and youth gangsterism. Thematically organized chapters examine the origins and development of explosive hot spots-including Sudan, Somalia, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo-in West Africa, Nigeria, Southern Africa, the Horn of Africa and Central Africa, and the Great Lakes region. The book also explores outside factors that have impacted African conflicts, such as superpower Cold War manipulation and foreign influence and intervention.-- From publisher description
Encyclopedia of the middle passage by Amanda Warnock( )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features over two hunded entries on people, places, and other topics related to the slave trade, contains alphabetical and topical lists of entries, and includes a timeline extending from the fifteenth through the late twentieth century
Teen life in Africa by Toyin Falola( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the lives, cultures, and opportunities of African teens from Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Culture and customs of Sudan by Kwame Essien( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Amid Sudan's dark history, saturated with conflicts and tragic current events, lies a culture with deep roots, going back as far as 8000 BC. With several hundred ethnic groups and languages, Sudan is one of the world's most diverse countries. Learn how these cultures have blended and collided throughout the centuries, and examine how traditions and customs are kept alive today. Religious beliefs, social customs, arts, literature, and cuisine are among the topics discussed in this volume, which is ideal for high school and undergraduate students. Chapters include coverage on historical background, religions and worldviews, literature and media, art and architecture, cuisine and traditional dress, gender roles, marriage, and family, social customs, and music and dance. A timeline of key events and bibliographical essay including print and nonprint sources supplement the work. Despite a turbulent past, and in the face of the Darfur conflict, Sudanese culture and traditions live on in this essential reference volume, ideal for high school and undergraduate students
Violence in Nigeria : the crisis of religious politics and secular ideologies by Toyin Falola( )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence in Nigeria is the most comprehensive study of religious violence and aggression in Nigeria, notably its causes, consequences, and the options for conflict resolution. After an analysis of the links between religion and politics, the book elaborates on all the major cases of violence in the 1980s and 1990s, including the Maitatsine, Kano, Bauchi, Kaduna, and Katsina riots. Zones of religious tensions are identified, as well as general characteristics of violence in Nigeria; and issues in inter- and intra-religious relations, religious organizations and the states, and the main actors in the conflicts are explored in great detail. Violence in Nigeria is written to appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike
Intellectual agent, mediator and interlocutor : A.B. Assensoh and African politics in transition by Toyin Falola( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encompassing the time period from the colonial era to the present day, this book critically examines the changing nature of African politics and the factors that underpin such changes. We argue in the volume that many of the problems that plague contemporary politics (ethnicity, governance, conflict, bad economic policies, the absence of dialogue and other social issues) have their roots in the fifteen years after the Second World War, just prior to independence (1945-1960). Because these iss
Ken Saro-Wiwa by Roy Doron( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hanged by the Nigerian government on November 10, 1995, Ken Saro-Wiwa became a martyr for the Ogoni people and human rights activists, and a symbol of modern Africans' struggle against military dictatorship, corporate power, and environmental exploitation. Though he is rightly known for his human rights and environmental activism, he wore many hats: writer, television producer, businessman, and civil servant, among others. While the book sheds light on his many legacies, it is above all about Saro-Wiwa the man, not just Saro-Wiwa the symbol. Roy Doron and Toyin Falola portray a man who not only was formed by the complex forces of ethnicity, race, class, and politics in Nigeria, but who drove change in those same processes. Like others in the Ohio Short Histories of Africa series, Ken Saro-Wiwa is written to be accessible to the casual reader and student, yet indispensable to scholars"--
Development planning and decolonization in Nigeria by Toyin Falola( )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Atlantic world, 1450-2000 by Toyin Falola( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This ambitious work provides an overview of the Atlantic world, since the 15th century, by exploring the major themes that define the study of this region. Contact with Europeans in Africa and the Americas, the slave trade, gender and race in the early Atlantic world, independence movements in Africa, Caribbean nationalism, and gender and identity in the 20th century are just a few subjects discussed. Moving beyond the micro-histories of the scholarly monograph to connect the fruits of those researches with broader events and processes, this book, in the editors' words, makes "a concerted effort to re-connect elites and non-elites, Old World and New, early modern and modern, and economics and culture." It will be a point of embarkation for a new generation of students of the Atlantic world."--Publisher's description
Economic reforms and modernization in Nigeria, 1945-1965 by Toyin Falola( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Created as a result of British colonialism, Nigeria emerged as a nation-state during the mid-20th century. Toyin Falola presents statistical data on Nigeria's economy that illustrate the nature of the changes made throughout the mid-20th century
Women's roles in sub-Saharan Africa by Toyin Falola( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women play essential, critical roles in every society; African women south of the Sahara are certainly no different. Women's Roles in Sub-Saharan Africa adds significantly to our understanding of the ways in which women contribute to the fabric of human civilization. This book provides an indepth exploration of African women's roles in society from precolonial periods to the contemporary era. Topical sections describe the roles that women play in family, courtship and marriage, religion, work, literature and arts, and government. Each of the six chapters has been structured to elucidate women's roles and functions in society as partners, as active participants, as defenders of their status and occupations, and as agents of change. Authors Nana Akua Amponsah and Toyin Falola present a thought-provoking work that looks at the complicated victimhood/powerful-female paradigm in women and gender studies in Africa, and challenge ideological interest in African historiography that privilege male representation
Africa : an encyclopedia of culture and society( )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These volumes offer a one-stop resource for researching the lives, customs, and cultures of Africa's nations and peoples. Unparalleled in its coverage of contemporary customs in all of Africa, this multivolume set is perfect for both high school and public library shelves. The three-volume encyclopedia will provide readers with an overview of contemporary customs and life in North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa through discussions of key concepts and topics that touch everyday life among the nations' peoples. While this encyclopedia places emphasis on the customs and cultural practices of each state, history, politics, and economics are also addressed. Because entries average 14,000 to 15,000 words each, contributors are able to expound more extensively on each country than in similar encyclopedic works with shorter entries. As a result, readers will gain a more complete understanding of what life is like in Africa's 54 nations and territories, and will be better able to draw cross-cultural comparisons based on their reading."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Yemoja : gender, sexuality, and creativity in the Latina/o and Afro-Atlantic diasporas by Solimar Otero( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors analyze intersectional religious and cultural practices surrounding the deity Yemoja, in Afro-Atlantic traditions associated with motherhood, women, the arts and the family. They describe how Yemoja traditions are negotiating gender, sexuality and cultural identities
The politics of the global oil industry : an introduction by Toyin Falola( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship of international politics and the global oil industry affects everyone but is understood by few. Taking a well-balanced and objective approach to deconstructing this intricate web for those unfamiliar with the industry, Falola and Genova introduce the major players in the field, offering cogent and up-to-date information about the countries, companies, organizations, and people who shape the contemporary history of oil. They break down the essentials, describing the discovery process, the different types of oil, and the various processes by which oil gets to the market. Then they provide a brief history of the major oil-producing countries, followed by a discussion of OPEC and international efforts to control the price and supply of oil. After setting the stage, they introduce the most salient political issues that are influenced by oil, namely environmental protection, human rights, and economic development. Finally, a look at each of seven major oil exporters--Iraq, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela--demonstrates that the "black gold" can be both a blessing and a curse for the countries that produce it. Despite the need to learn how to exploit alternative energy sources before the oil runs out, we will continue to be dependent on oil for the foreseeable future. Today's oil demands are not only generated by such obvious activities as gassing up our cars or powering our aircraft, but also from the ubiquitous technological gadgets that have infiltrated our daily lives. From computer monitors to CDs, from cell phones to the petroleum-generated materials used in our shoes and sweaters, our reliance on oil continues to grow. Because price and supply are highly dependent on political events in distant countries, it is essential for American consumers to understand the intricacies of this complex subject. Falola and Genova demystify the industry and invite us to investigate more deeply this vital resource
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Culture and customs of Ghana
Key events in African history : a reference guideCulture and customs of GhanaCulture and customs of NigeriaThe Yoruba diaspora in the Atlantic worldColonialism and violence in NigeriaHot spot : Sub-Saharan AfricaEncyclopedia of the middle passageTeen life in Africa
Alternative Names
Falola, Oloruntoyin O.

Falola Oloruntoyin O. 1953-....

Falola, Oloruntoyin Omoyeni‏

Falola Oloruntoyin Omoyeni‏ 1953-....

Fálọlá, Tóyìn 1953-

Falola, Toyin Omoyeni 1953-

Toyin Falola historiador e professor norueguês

Toyin Falola historiador y profesor noruego

Toyin Falola historicus uit Nigeria

Toyin Falola Nigerian historian

Toyin Falola nigerianischer Historiker

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