An exhibit at the Herskovits Library of African Studies,
Northwestern University, Fall Quarter 2014.
Curated by Eric Johnson and Esmeralda Kale.
This exhibit was held in conjunction with Professor Richard Joseph’s class, “Boko Haram and the Nigerian Predicament: Past, Present, and Future” (School of Professional Studies 390):
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and has the largest economy. Why has its governmental system become identified with corruption and dysfunctionality? Why has the military been unable to defeat the jihadist insurgency, Boko Haram? Why has militant Islam overwhelmed Nigeria’s moderate Muslim traditions? Why has the great hope for a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic federation not been realized? Finally, what are the prospects for a diminution of the Nigerian predicament and the restoration of inter-religious concord?”