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Awo : The Autobiography of Chief Obafemi Awolowo - Obafemi Awolowo


The Autobiography of Chief Obafemi Awolowo

Paperback Published: 3rd March 1960
ISBN: 9780521092678
Number Of Pages: 330

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Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909 1987) was the leader of Nigeria's Action Group party and the first indigenous Premier of Western Nigeria. He campaigned heavily for developmental change and implemented free primary education and child healthcare policies across the Western Region. Awolowo began work on this autobiography in 1957, at a time when Nigeria's request for self-government had been refused. The work was completed in 1960, the year Nigeria gained its long-awaited independence. Accordingly, this autobiography is dedicated to a 'new and free Nigeria', with the trust that its people will enjoy 'a more abundant life'. This determined, self-made leader here describes his youth, education and politics. He writes of his hope that this tale of stubborn perseverance can become 'a source of inspiration' in itself, and indeed, this account will fascinate anyone with an interest in Africa, the history and politics of Western Nigeria, or a love of insightful political autobiography."

Frontispiece: Chief Obafemi Awolowo
How it began
Schooling at Ikenne
I feded for myself
Wesley College
Years of preparation
Fraternity of the pen
My business adventures
It is a goal
Nigerian Youth Movement
Twilight of the gods
Evolution of a federalist
The debate continues
The action group
Eight years of office
Some reflections
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ISBN: 9780521092678
ISBN-10: 0521092671
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 330
Published: 3rd March 1960
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.42