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F O R M A T I O N: The Making of Nigeria

12 EpisodesProduced by Feyi FawehinmiWebsite

Fola Fagbule and Feyi Fawehinmi discuss the themes, ideas and stories in their forthcoming book. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nigeriaformation/support

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FORMATION: Conquest & Discontent (Part 2)

October 11th, 2020

39:46

In this season finale of the Formation Podcast, Feyi and Fola discuss how much of an impact World War I had on the new colonial creation of Nigeria, …

FORMATION: Conquest & Discontent (Part 1)

September 20th, 2020

35:37

So you've conquered Nigeria, now what? In this episode, Fola and Feyi talk about the first part of the final (and longest) chapter in Formation - …

FORMATION: Frederick Lugard, The King in the North (Part 2)

September 6th, 2020

31:42

In this episode, Fola and Feyi discuss the second part of the ninth chapter of Formation. They talk about Lugard's time 'on ground' in Nigeria and …

FORMATION: Frederick Lugard, The King in the North (Part 1)

August 30th, 2020

32:00

In this episode, Fola and Feyi discuss the first part of the ninth chapter of Formation. They talk about the early part of Lugard's life, the …

FORMATION: Game of Thrones in the Niger Heartland

August 23rd, 2020

34:22

In this episode, Fola and Feyi discuss the powerful and storied Nupe kingdom in the Niger heartland. They also take a detour to Ilorin and Akassa and …

FORMATION: The Glorious Incompetents

August 9th, 2020

33:49

In this episode, Fola and Feyi discuss the implications of the Imperial Era in Benin and Igboland and the European foreign policy environment in …

FORMATION: Exit the Bible, Enter the Gun

August 2nd, 2020

28:19

In this episode, Fola and Feyi discuss the aftermath of the Clapham Sect Era and how it gave way to a more muscular and violent engagement with …

FORMATION: Mad Men and Missionaries

July 26th, 2020

26:57

In this episode, Fola and Feyi discuss the Mad Men and the Missionaries from Europe who entered pre-colonial Nigeria with their own ambitious agenda, …

FORMATION: Sunrise Within The Tropics

July 19th, 2020

26:02

In this episode, Fola and Feyi discuss war, diplomacy, economics, treachery, human suffering and redemption at a newly independent 19th century …

FORMATION: The Caliphate In Session

July 5th, 2020

26:54

In this episode, Fola and Feyi discuss the aftermath of Usman Dan Fodio's revolution and what was the governing reality for the large new state, both …

FORMATION: Son of the Jurist

June 21st, 2020

23:49

In this episode, Fola and Feyi discuss one of the biggest and most consequential characters in Nigeria's Formation - Usman Dan Fodio, the son of the …

F O R M A T I O N - River of Rivers

June 14th, 2020

22:35

Fola Fagbule and Feyi Fawehinmi discuss the main theme in the opening chapter of their forthcoming book FORMATION: The Making of Nigeria from Jihad …

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