The presence of the past: youth, memory making and the politics of self-determination in southeastern Nigeria

  title={The presence of the past: youth, memory making and the politics of self-determination in southeastern Nigeria},
  author={Godwin Onuoha},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={2182 - 2199}
  • G. Onuoha
  • Published 28 November 2013
  • Sociology
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
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