Date of Award
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Africa, China, Colonialism, Development, Imperialism, Politics
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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Otaru, Muhammad K., "The African State: An Illusory Vestige of Colonialism" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1820.
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Muhammad K. Otaru
Political science, International relations