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‘The Democracy of the Stomach’ : Historicising Soldier Complaints and National Security in Colonial Nigeria (1944-1960)

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Edeagu, Ngozi:
‘The Democracy of the Stomach’ : Historicising Soldier Complaints and National Security in Colonial Nigeria (1944-1960).
2023
Event: 16th Annual Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) Conference , November 4-6, 2023 , Washington, D.C., USA.
(Conference item: Conference , Paper )

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Project financing: Andere
16th Annual Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) Conference

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This paper argues that despite the dismantling of colonial rule, Second World War veterans failed to enjoy the fruits of freedom within a new Nigeria. This disappointment demonstrated that demobilised soldiers’ visions of freedom differed from those embraced by the political elite. It argues that the failure of colonial and, later indigenous, governments to satisfy veterans’ complaints endangered territorial security. To do this, this paper hinges primarily on local anti-colonial newspapers.

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Item Type: Conference item (Paper)
Refereed: No
Keywords: colonial; Nigeria; veteran; ex-servicemen; Second World War; newspaper
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Professor History of Africa > Professor History of Africa - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Joël Glasman
Graduate Schools > BIGSAS
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 900 History and geography > 900 History
900 History and geography > 960 History of Africa
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2023 08:46
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2023 08:46
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/87811