OF THIS OUR COUNTRY
To define Nigeria is to tell a half-truth. Many have tried, but most have concluded that it is impossible to capture the true scope and significance of Africa’s most populous nation through words or images.
And yet here, through personal essay from 24 of its writer, a more accurate picture come into view one that details the reality and contradictions of patriotism, examines the roles of class and privilege in Nigeria society, juxtaposes inherited tradition with the diasporic experiences and explores the power of storytelling and its intrinsic link to Nigeria’s history.
Within these pages, acclaimed and award-winning writers share memories and experience of Nigeria that can be found nowhere else, bringing to the fore a country which influence can be found everywhere.