ISBN 9789785961171
Pages 292
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2022
Publisher Malthouse Press, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Nigerian Gods

by Kome Erubu Otobo

Nigerian Gods is an enlightening and sobering review of the impact of the introduction of the three main Abrahamic religions on Nigeria's traditional religions, culture and way of life, viewed through the prism of its eleven largest and two of the smallest ethnic groups. Kome Otobo, gives here a factual and acute description and presentation of the main characteristics of the major ethnic groups in Nigeria - historical background and socio-political structures, demography, traditional religions, differing impacts of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and major occupations and modes of existence - which should serve to propel all to a fuller assessment of the complexities of the directions which a Post-Covid-19 World is tending rapidly, ethnically and racially exploited differences jumping to the fore to question erstwhile dominant political ideologies and political arrangements based on them.

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"Kome Otobo has written a fascinating and unique guide to the spiritual worlds of Nigeria. This beautifully written and deeply researched book is vital for anyone wanting a fuller understanding of the religious underpinnings and realities of Nigerian society. It's a must-read."

Toby Green, Professor of Precolonial and Lusophone African History and Culture, Departments of History and Languages, Literatures and Cultures, King's College, London, UK

About the Author

Kome Erubu Otobo

Kome Erubu Otobo was educated at St. Saviour's School Ikoyi, Queens College Lagos, Cheltenham Ladies' College, Cheltenham, King's College London and Queen Mary University of London, UK. She obtained Bachelor's and Masters degrees in Law from the last two institutions. She is widely read.