Remo’s Struggle for Independence

Nolte Insa

in Obafemi Awolowo and the Making of Remo

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780748638956
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653027 | DOI:
Remo’s Struggle for Independence

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This chapter illustrates how colonial rule created opportunities for participation in local affairs, and how the widespread adoption of Christianity in Remo both increased consent for the dominant role of Ofin and Sagamu, which were privileged in local church hierarchies, and for Remo's separation from Ijebu-Ode. It was in this atmosphere that the young Obafemi Awolowo entered Remo politics.

Keywords: colonial rule; local participation; political participation; Christianity; Obafemi Awolowo

Chapter.  10570 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: African Studies

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