A review of Toyin Falola "Britain and Nigeria: Exploitation or development?
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BOSTON UNIVERSITY AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
Falola's book provides an incisive analysis of the exploitative impact of the British colonial enterprise in Nigeria and raises crucial theoretical questions about existing theories on development relating to Africa in general and Nigeria in particular. The opening chapter, "Colonialism and Exploitation" written by Julius Ihonvbere and Toyin Falola, discusses the various theoretical strands on the impact of colonialism. While existing mainstream studies have emphasized the beneficial impact of colonialism, exemplified in the construction of roads, hospitals, schools and other infrastructures, Ihonvbere and Falola see the basic impact of British colonialism in Nigeria as the subjugation of traditional patterns of state and class formation, the introduction of alien institutions, and the initiation of programs that facilitated the exploitation and extraction of surpluses from the colonies in order to aid the development of the cen
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Babawale, T. (1989). Britain and Nigeria: Exploitation or Development? by Toyin Falola. The International Journal of African Historical Studies, 22(1), 147-149