Identity and violence: the politics of youth in Ijebu-Remo, Nigeria

  title={Identity and violence: the politics of youth in Ijebu-Remo, Nigeria},
  author={Insa Nolte},
  journal={The Journal of Modern African Studies},
  pages={61 - 89}
  • Insa Nolte
  • Published 1 March 2004
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern African Studies
This article examines the politics of youth in Ijebu-Remo (henceforth Remo) from the 1950s to the present. The emergence of the politics of youth in the 1950s and 1960s drew on precolonial discourse and was closely associated with the emergence of Remo's anti-federal postcolonial political identity. Since Nigeria's political and economic decline in the mid-1980s, strong feelings of exclusion – strengthened further by the political sidelining of Yoruba-speaking politicians in national politics… 

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