ISBN 9789783731455
Pages 256
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations and Maps
Published 1972
Publisher Onyoma Research Publications, Nigeria
Format Paperback

A History of the Niger Delta

An Historical Interpretation of Ijo Oral Tradition

by Abiegberi Joe Alagoa

The first title in a planned series of classic texts, written and published in Africa, on the history and culture of the Niger Delta. Long out of print, this book brings together oral traditional evidence and all other available historical material including the work of the eminent historian of the Niger Delta, Kenneth Owuka Dike. The study is an attempt to reconstruct the early history of the Ijo people of the Niger Delta, from the nineteenth century, using their own mostly oral traditions. The work has been considerably revised and updated to include material and research conclusions from the ongoing Ijo History Project on Niger Delta history chaired by the author.

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About the Author

Abiegberi Joe Alagoa

Ebiegberi Joe Alagoa was Professor of History at the University of Port Harcourt. Now Pro-Chancellor of the new Niger Delta University, he is still active in research and writing.

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