Date of Award

2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

First Advisor

Alan Gilbert

Second Advisor

Rafael Loris

Third Advisor

Haider Khan

Fourth Advisor

Aaron Schneider

Keywords

Africa, China, Colonialism, Development, Imperialism, Politics

Abstract

In a 2006 Interview, prominent Nigerian author, and social commentator, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said; “…Nigeria was set up to fail. The only thing we Nigerians should take responsibility for is the extent of the failure….”1. Such a view about colonialism and the states it arbitrarily created is widely shared by many on the African continent, who have come to understand that the very creation and existence of the African state are largely to blame for the seemingly countless socio-economic and political issues faced on the continent.

1 Kimber, Charlie, Interview: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The Socialist Review. (Online, October 2006).

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Provenance

Received from ProQuest

Rights holder

Muhammad K. Otaru

File size

90 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Political science, International relations

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