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Title:The contributions of the Nigerian national bourgeoisie to development
Author:Offiong, Daniel A.
Year:1984
Periodical:Africa: rivista trimestrale di studi e documentazione
Volume:39
Issue:1
Pages:20-37
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:development
bourgeoisie
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/40759686
Abstract:In 'The Wreched of the Earth' Frantz Fanon assesses the role of African classes in the nationalist struggle as well as their contributions to the development of their various countries in the post colonial era. Having presented Fanon's assessment of the African national bourgeoisie, the author uses it as the basis for evaluating the contributions of the Nigerian bourgeoisie in the country's 23 years of independence. He argues that since indpendence in 1960 the Nigerian national bourgeoisie has been running the country like their private company, much in the way described by Fanon. The Nigerian polity is characterised by a spoils system in which corruption, wastage, nepotism, and patronage feature significantly. Notes, sum. in Italian and French.
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