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Lynn Schler

Lynn Schler is a senior lecturer in African history in the Department of Politics and Government, and the director of the Tamar Golan Africa Centre, at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.

Listed in: African Studies · African History

Cover of 'Nation on Board'

Nation on Board
Becoming Nigerian at Sea
By Lynn Schler

Schler’s study of Nigerian seamen during Nigeria’s transition to independence provides a fresh perspective on the meaning of decolonization for ordinary Africans. She traces the workers’ shift from optimism to disillusionment, providing a working-class perspective on nation building in Nigeria and illustrating the hopes for independence and subsequent disappointments.

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