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Searching for Boko Haram: A History of Violence in Central Africa

ISBN : 9780190492526

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¥4,609
Author: 
Scott MacEachern
Pages
248 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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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.

Index: 

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
7 Conclusions
Selected Readings

About the author: 

Scott MacEachern is Professor of Anthropology at Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine. He holds MA and PhD degrees in Archaeology from the University of Calgary. He has done archaeological research in Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, the United States and Canada, and travelled extensively in Africa.

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