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The French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) of Nigeria was founded in 1990 and is currently hosted by the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ibadan. It was set up as not-for-profit Institute promoting research in the various fields of the social sciences and the humanities. The Institute has recently refocused its research programmes and interests around four core research axes: 1) Cities and Environment 2) Mobilisations and identities 3) Violence analysis 4) Religious dynamics and heritage Historically, IFRA has worked on a wide range of themes including African transitional politics, religious dynamics, Africa art and music…

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Our Institute follows the guidelines below regarding publications: IFRA copublishes books submitted by local academics. In that case, the reviewing process is carried out by the IFRA team in conjunction with the submitter. IFRA then teams up with local publishers for the publication of the manuscript. Several books have been published through this process in the past years. Various of these books have been made available online through OpenEdition services as the currently available IFRA OpenEdition collections include books on the themes of “African dynamics”, “transnational Africas”, and “Africas, languages, history and arts” published between 2011 and 2015. IFRA also works with Europe-based publishing companies. This notably concerns edited books and monographs produced by scholars involved in IFRA research programmes. IFRA usually conducts a first peer-reviewing process before handing over the manuscript to the publishers, which have their own peer-reviewing committees, publishing criteria and procedures. A great deal of books has been published in the past years with Karthala (France) and Leiden (Netherlands).

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Afrobeat!

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ISBN: 9789788025085 9791092312072 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Institut français de recherche en Afrique - IFRA-Nigeria
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IN AFROBEAT! A POPULAR ARTIST, a counter-hegemonic activist of the hardest grain, meets his most cerebral, disquisitional interpreter. – ODIA OFEIMUN, Leading African poet and former President, Association of Nigerian Authors. This is not just another addition to a growing Fela scholarship but a fascinating and frequently insightful study. It is both a celebration of Fela's uncommon virtuosity and an exploration of his mystique. – NIYI OSUNDARE, Poet and Professor of English, University of Ne...

The Architecture of Fear

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ISBN: 9789782015570 9791092312065 Year: Language: English
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The Comfort of Strangers

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ISBN: 9789782015419 9791092312096 Year: Language: English
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The Comfort of Strangers gives detailed information on the background to the Rwandan refugee problem and a vivid portrayal of the effects of the mass exodus of Rwandans into Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Zaire. The global community has, over the past eighty years, put in place an international refugee regime to regularize the status and provide for the control of stateless people ail over the world. Although host communities may initially open their doors to large numbers of people fleeing fr...

Community Vigilantes in Metropolitan Kano 1985-2005

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ISBN: 9789788025122 9791092312058 Year: Language: English
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Kano is a city where a multi-layered form of community policing was established in the era of the rollback of the state in social provisioning in the midst of ever-increasing armed banditry and crime. Between 1985 and 2005, vigilante groups were established in almost all the neighbourhoods of Kano with the support of the traditional authority and community leaders. However, government interference, political instrumentalisation and inadequate support undermined its critical rote. Part of the ...

A Dangerous Awakening

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ISBN: 9789782015341 9791092312034 Year: Language: English
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Students of religion and interested observers of politics in Africa will cherish this book for providing a thorough analysis of the origin and politics of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). A Dangerous Awakening chronicles the religious clashes in Nigeria, and shows how religion has been used in the struggle for political power. Dr. Enwerem bases his study on interviews and unpublished memos, papers and letters not otherwise accessible to the public. This book is an invaluable contri...

The Dilemma of Post-Colonial Universities

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ISBN: 9789782015709 9791092312171 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Institut français de recherche en Afrique - IFRA-Nigeria
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The papers in this volume were presented at a conference organized by the Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique (IFRA) at the University of Ibadan on the 26th and 27th of October 1998, as part of the 50 anniversary celebrations of the University. This conference brought together scholars from anglophone and francophone countries who have been collaborating on a research programme which is concerned with elite formation and the restructuring of higher education in sub-Saharan Africa. The p...

Ethnic Minority Conflicts and Governance in Nigeria

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ISBN: 9789782462688 9791092312157 Year: Language: English
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Ethnic Minority Conflicts and Governance in Nigeria explores and analyses the underlying sources and salient features of recent ethnic minority conflicts in Nigeria, the largely controversial policies by which the Nigerian state has sought to contain these conflicts, and the prospects and preconditions for a more stable and equitable system of federal governance in the country. Through an insightful examination of two most recent minority conflicts in the country, the author probes the contem...

The Frontier States of Western Yorubaland

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ISBN: 9789782015259 9791092312140 Year: Language: English
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Gated Neighbourhoods and privatisation of urban security in Ibadan Metropolis

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ISBN: 9789788025092 9791092312027 Year: Language: English
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One of the consequences of the failure of the state to protect life and property of its entire citizens especially in developing countries like Nigeria is the emergences of private alternatives to crime prevention and control. This process of privatisation of security in Nigeria often involves recruitment of corporate and local security guards, vigilantes, night watchmen and the control of access into the neighbourhoods through gates and barriers. The book examines the nature, types, procedur...

IFRA Special Research Issue Vol. 1

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ISBN: 9789788025139 9791092312201 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Institut français de recherche en Afrique - IFRA-Nigeria
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