//freedom and resentment

Nigerian Independence


” For so long the state had been experienced as a foreign imposition that the people could not simply internalise its values as the sun dawned on October 1st 1960 and they were bequeathed an irrelevant cluster of British theories, models and values with which to make sense of their political freedom. ” 

I’m doing an essay on Nigeria at the moment, and found this on my computer. It was taken at the Durbah in Maiduguri to celebrate Eid El-Fitr in 2009. The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office currently advise against all travel to Borno State.

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