[Marxism] NEW FROM PLUTO PRESS: NAIJA MARXISMS: REVOLUTIONARY THOUGHT IN NIGERIA

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NEW FROM PLUTO PRESS:

NAIJA MARXISMS: REVOLUTIONARY THOUGHT IN NIGERIA

By Adam Mayer

Available here: http://bit.ly/2aGcZAO

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About the book:

Since the 1940s, Marxist thought has blossomed in Nigeria. The history of
'Naija Marxism' is also that of the country's labour movement, its feminist
movement, its social thought and political economy. It has been the
mainstay of party politics in the case of illegal Marxist party formations
and legal anti-feudalist forces and in the NGO sector. Long gone are the
days when Marxism meant imported pamphlets and a disconnected ideology.

In Naija Marxisms, Adam Mayer argues that Marxism is alive and well in
Nigeria. It includes pre-eminent thinkers such as Usman Tar and Edwin
Madunagu who are currently espousing a Marxian political economy and
providing a class-based approach in the country’s mainstream media channels.

Drawn from years of research in Nigeria and elsewhere, Naija Marxisms
breaks new ground in tracing the historical trajectories that leftist
movements underwent since the 1940s. Mayer explores the international
context of Nigerian Marxism and provides core chapters on key thinkers
including Mokwugo Okoye, Ikenna Nzimiro and Eskor Toyo among many others.

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About the author:

Adam Mayer is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Webster
University, Thailand. Formerly he served with international NGOs in
Afghanistan, before teaching Politics at American University of Nigeria,
Yola.

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Praise for Naija Marxisms: Revolutionary Thought in Nigeria:

‘A splendid book – erudite, accessible, and entirely original. Mayer writes
with authority on the incredible work of Nigerian Marxists, their
scholarship and activism, largely ignored by Western scholarship and in
contemporary histories of Nigeria.’

 – Leo Zeilig, author of Lumumba (Haus Publishing, 2008) and Frantz Fanon
(I.B. Tauris, 2014)

‘In Adam Mayer’s capable hands, Naija Marxisms offers its readers a
detailed map with which to navigate the fascinating and complex landscape
of Marxism in Nigeria—past, present, and even futures still to come. A
wonderful, insightful introduction to a topic that everyone interested in
political change and social justice should know more about.’

– Imre Szeman, Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies, University of
Alberta and co-editor of Contemporary Marxist Theory: An Anthology

‘African Marxism has been neglected not only in Westernised Universities
but also by the Marxist Left. Here is a corrective to this trend. This is a
'tour de force' in many fields of scholarship.’

– Professor Ramon Grosfoguel, University of California at Berkeley

‘Adam Mayer has taken up a huge task, which helps to put the rich canvass
of the Nigerian Left in sharp historic relief, to a global audience.
Considering the breadth and depth of its hitherto largely unexplored
subject matter, it is an excellent effort which is concisely articulated.’

– Baba Aye, National Convener, United Action of Democracy (UAD)

 ‘This is the first major book on the Nigerian Left, carefully revealing
the socialist ideas of Marxist movements, along with their achievements and
failures, all set in the larger context of a troubled country. Part learned
and part inspirational, it successfully provides the historical and
epistemological foundation to understand a powerful ideology that remains
alive today.’

– Toyin Falola, past President, African Studies Association, Jacob and
Frances Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and University Distinguished
Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Austin

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Paperback | 9780745336572 | £18.99 / $30 / €25

Hardback | 9780745336626 | £60 / $95 / €85

Kindle | 9781783717903 | £18.99 / $30 / €25

EPUB | 9781783717897| £18.99 / $30 / €25

PDF | 9781783717880| £65 / $95 / €85

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