London: Faber & Faber, 1965. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 12mo. Very Good / Very Good. Item #007847
Full burgundy cloth. 159 pp. Front board is damp stained and spotted to upper edges, some light rubbing to extremities. Dust jacket is darkend and stained to spine, bumping and creasing to upper edges, some wear to foot of front flap. An unusual book which paints a vivid picture of Nigerian life from the beginning of this century to the present day. It is an account of his father's life in a village community in Eastern Nigeria, and through his father's experience the author describes with insight and understanding the family background, the local village customs and the effect of tribal authority. The changes which have occurred as a result of European administration and the work of the missionaries are admirably depicted in a book which will be a particular interest to teachers, sociologists, and historians of West Africa.