ISBN : 9780190492526
This book provides much-needed historical context to the recent rise of Boko Haram, which has terrorised northeastern Nigeria through the last six years. It particularly examines the links between Boko Haram and borderland phenomena -- especially slave-raiding, banditry, and smuggling -- in this region during the last millennium.
1 Introduction/Chronological Guide
2 Deep Time, Modern Consequences
3 Making the Mountains
4 Frontiers and Enslavement
5 Coupeurs de Route and Douaniers-Combattantes
6 Understanding Boko Haram