Resurgent ethno-nationalism and the renewed demand for Biafra in south-east Nigeria

@article{Duruji2012ResurgentEA,
  title={Resurgent ethno-nationalism and the renewed demand for Biafra in south-east Nigeria},
  author={M. Duruji},
  journal={National Identities},
  year={2012},
  volume={14},
  pages={329 - 350}
}
  • M. Duruji
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • National Identities
The renewed demand for Biafra by Igbo people is a rejection of their post-war socio-political and economic condition in Nigeria. Through the processing of primary data, the paper examines this reinvention of Igbo nationalism. It looks at its linkage with the 1999 democratic transition in Nigeria, its implications and management by the government. The paper concludes that the renewed demand for Biafra is caused by perception of inequities and injustice in the distribution of power and resources… Expand
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