Tunde Decker holds a PhD in History and Strategic Studies from the University of Lagos and he is an ACLS-AHP Fellow
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Tunde Decker is holds a PhD in History and Strategic Studies from the University of Lagos and is Associate Professor in the Department of History and International Studies, Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria. He has held the postdoctoral fellowships of American Council of Learned Societies African Humanities Program in NewYork, the Leventis Foundation in London, the Urban Studies Foundation in Scotland and the Africa Oxford Initiative in Oxford.
This chapter examines the the challenge of Africa as a continent of contrasts, a continent that straddles relationships between the 'developed North' and the 'underdeveloped' South and the crisis that resonates within that identity.
Abstract Literature on leadership has advanced theoretical notions and practical analyses on the relationship between the leader and the led across centuries and has celebrated the consequences that befall villains and unsuccessful leaders. What needs emphasis, also, particularly in the context of the African colonial and post colonial historical...
This paper examines the structural context of urbanity in the daily lives of boys in colonial Lagos. Particularly, it aims to underscore the ways in which their testaments, as conveyed in their petitions, point to the structural composition of livelihood and how they presented urbanity, poverty, fatherhood, employment, benefaction, education, serva...
Abstract This paper argues that every society, no matter the historical time period in which it exists, undergoes changes that require every of its members to understand the constantly changing dynamics of inclusion and the status-building and enhancing mechanisms available. Analysing Oshodi Tapa’s individuality, the paper presents the factors that...
This study exposes the responses to poverty and social change by individualand collective consciousness within the family in the Lagos of the first half ofthe twentieth century. It argues that colonial domination of local Lagossociety imposed new poverty and altered individual and collective lifestyles,presenting real life experiences of children,...
KAYE WHITEMAN , Lagos: a cultural and historical companion. Oxford: Signal Books (pb £12 – 978 1 908493 05 7). 2012, 256 pp. - Volume 84 Issue 2 - TUNDE DECKER
This book is a refreshingly informative guide for the scholar as well as for the tourist and general reader, which combines historical analysis, literary criticism, and biographical documentation. It examines the evolution of Lagos as a city whose history and society are uniquely different from those of other ancient and globally renowned Yoruba to...
A history of aviation in Nigeria 1925-2005 documents the advent and development of Nigeria's air transport industry. It examines the challenges faced by the early colonial administrators, the responsibilities inherited by the Nigerian government in 1960 and the postcolonial approaches to a dynamic international industry.