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

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

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

    FORMATION: Conquest & Discontent (Part 2)

    FORMATION: Conquest & Discontent (Part 2)

    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, Lugard's predecessors and replacements and how modern day Nigerians might learn something from how the cobbled together country was governed. 

    Formation will be out in Nigeria this month. You can still pre-order your copy from Cassava Republic - https://cassavarepublic.biz/product/formations/?v=79cba1185463

    In the UK, you can pre-order from Amazon - https://amzn.to/30U8Gy5 for delivery in January 2021 (please ignore the May date, the UK release is January), Waterstone's - https://bit.ly/3lrRPL4 and Foyle's - https://bit.ly/2FknKxF

    If you are in the US, you can pre-order from Amazon for delivery in May 2021 when it is released there - https://amzn.to/3nxGElM

    If you are in Canada, you can also pre-order from Amazon Canada also for delivery in May 2021 - https://amzn.to/3lxx0Ok


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    • 39 min
    FORMATION: Conquest & Discontent (Part 1)

    FORMATION: Conquest & Discontent (Part 1)

    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 - Conquest & Discontent. Who were the British men tasked with governing the newly assembled country and what skillsets did they bring to the job, suitable or otherwise. 

    They also answer a number of interesting questions from listeners about previous episodes. 

    Formation is out in Nigeria October 22nd and you can pre-order your copy from Cassava Republic - https://rb.gy/am1lvx

    It will be out in the UK January 19th and you can also pre-order from Waterstone's - https://rb.gy/xtcd3y - and Foyle's - https://rb.gy/lsk1wg


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

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

    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 how he managed to pull off the bluff to conquer Northern Nigeria. They also go into some more detail on the role that Flora's played in his career. 

    Thanks to everyone who continues to listen in and to those who have pre-ordered Formation.

    Formation is still available to pre-order in the UK from Amazon to be delivered in January 2021 - https://amzn.to/3aawamc

    It is also available from Foyles in the UK - https://bit.ly/31SqpWH

    You can also still pre-order the limited edition hardback and e-book versions from Cassava Republic for delivery in Nigeria in October - nigeria-formation.com


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

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

    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 supporting characters who helped him achieve his aims in Nigeria, most importantly Flora Shaw, and the general atmosphere in which Lugard grew up. 

    They also talked about how they went about doing the research on a larger than life character with plenty of source material to work with. 



    Thanks to everyone who continues to listen in and to those who have pre-ordered Formation. 

    Formation is still available to pre-order in the UK from Amazon to be delivered in January 2021 - https://amzn.to/3aawamc

    It is also available from Foyles in the UK - https://bit.ly/31SqpWH

    You can also still pre-order the limited edition hardback and e-book versions from Cassava Republic for delivery in Nigeria in October - nigeria-formation.com


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    • 32 min
    FORMATION: Game of Thrones in the Niger Heartland

    FORMATION: Game of Thrones in the Niger Heartland

    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 bring it all together to show how they were all conquered by a London Stock Exchange listed company, Royal Niger Company. 

    They also answer some very interesting questions from listeners about the Saro returnees and the history of pidgin English in Nigeria.



    Formation is now available to pre-order in the UK from Amazon to be delivered in January 2021 - https://amzn.to/3aawamc

    It is also available from Foyles in the UK - https://bit.ly/31SqpWH

    You can also still pre-order the limited edition hardback and e-book versions from Cassava Republic for delivery in Nigeria in October - nigeria-formation.com 


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    • 34 min
    FORMATION: The Glorious Incompetents

    FORMATION: The Glorious Incompetents

    In this episode, Fola and Feyi discuss the implications of the Imperial Era in Benin and Igboland and the European foreign policy environment in which it happened. They also discuss the fascinating Aro regime which ruled over Igboland and the methods they used to achieve their dominance. 

    They take some very thoughtful questions from listeners to previous episodes as well. 

    Formation is still available to pre-order from Cassava Republic. Please go to nigeria-formation.com to get your copy. There is now an option to pre-order the e-book or the hardback edition. 

    You can also pre-order from Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/3aawamc

    And Foyles UK - https://bit.ly/31SqpWH




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