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Moral Imaginings Of The Nigerian Elite

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This collection of essays represents one of the most thoughtful reflections on elite politics and the public sphere in contemporary Nigeria. In sheer thematic coverage and incisive analysis that draws from recent and past events, the volume demonstrates Lawuyi’s perspicacity as one of Nigeria’s leading thinkers and a foremost
anthropologist whose writings are decisively among the best there are today. These essays are unputdownable.

Yomi Ogunsanya, PhD
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Olatunde Bayo Lawuyi trained at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, for a PhD in Anthropology and has worked as a Senior Lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and served as the Head of Department at LadokeAkintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Walter Sisulu University, Umata, South Africa and lately, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

He is the author of six books including Ijapa and Igbin: A Discursive Meditation on Politics, Public Culture and Moral Imaginings in Nigeria and Nigeria: Why and When things Go Wrong, both published by University Press Plc. He has numerous articles and essays in learned journals, books and other scholarly fora on sundry topics relating to development, politics, culture and society.

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