The Boko Haram Insurgence in Nigeria

Perspectives from Within

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Edlyne Eze Anugwom
New Directions in Islam
  • London, England: 
    Palgrave Macmillan
    , December
     236 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


This book focuses on the Boko Haram insurgence in Nigeria, and provides information on the origin and growth of the sect, antecedent and historical factors behind the insurgence, assessing a variety of socio-political drivers. The structure, organization and ideology of the sect are analysed, paying attention to internal splits within the group, as well as external relations with the Nigerian state, and global jihadism. The diverse and wide ranging issues covered in the book makes it valuable for academic researchers, students and policy practitioners both within Africa and beyond. 

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Edlyne Eze Anugwom is Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria.



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