What We're Reading

November 2021 | Peace (Re)building Initiatives: Insights from Southern Kaduna, Nigeria

This month, RESOLVE highlights recommended readings from one of our latest Policy Note, “Peace (Re)building Initiatives: Insights from Southern Kaduna, Nigeria.” Author Benjamin Maiangwa explores how peace practitioners and donor agencies could consolidate local practices of sustaining peace as complementary or alternative resources to the state’s liberal system by focusing on transformative practices in southern Kaduna. This What We’re Reading digest was recommended by the author to give a more background on issues of belonging, local peacebuilding, and intercommunal conflicts. 


On Issues of Belonging

Adebanwi, Wale. “Terror, territoriality and the struggle for indigeneity and citizenship in Northern Nigeria.” Citizenship Studies 13, no. 4 (2009): 349–363. https://doi.org/10.1080/13621020903011096.

Angerbrandt, Henrik. “Religion, ethnicity, and citizenship: Demands for territorial self-determination in Southern Kaduna, Nigeria.” Journal of Contemporary African Studies 33, no. 2 (2015): 232–250. https://doi.org/10.1080/02589001.2015.1066081.

Anyaduba, Chigbo A. “Broadening the Canon: Africa and Its non-migrant diasporas.” South-North Cultural and Media Studies 30, no. 4 (2016): 507–521. https://doi.org/10.1080/02560046.2016.1226728.

Bøås, Morten, and Kevin C. Dunn. Politics of origin in Africa: Autochthony, citizenship and conflict. London/New York: Zed Books, 2013.

Clarkson, Adrienne. Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship. Toronto, ON: House of Anansi Press Inc., 2014.

On Local Peacebuilding

Autesserre, Séverine. “International peacebuilding and local success: Assumptions and effectiveness.” International Studies Review 19, no. 1 (2017): 114–132. https://doi.org/10.1093/isr/viw054.

Björkdahl, Annika, and Stefanie Kappler. Peacebuilding and Spatial Transformation: Peace, Space and Place. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2017.

On Intercommunal Conflicts

Baba-Muhammad, T. A., and M.B. Tukur. “The state of grazing reserves and their potential capacity to absorb pastoralists.” In Rural banditry and conflicts in Northern Nigeria, edited by K. J. Muhammad and J. Ibrahim, 189–216. Abuja: Centre for Democracy and Development, 2015.

Barkindo, Fr. Atta, Habiba Makanjuola, and Arthur Martins-Aginam. From the Valley of Death: Memory, healing and Inter-Group Dialogue in Southern Kaduna. Abuja: The Kukah Centre, 2017. http://thekukahcentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NSRP-Report.pdf.

Blench, Roger. Fulbe, Fulani and Fulfulde in Nigeria: Distribution and Identity. Nigerian National Livestock Resource Survey, Working Paper No. 23, 1994. http://www.rogerblench.info/Pastoralism/PastAf/Nigeria/FulBe%20identity%201990.pdf.

Bukari, Kaderi Noagah, and Nicholaus Schareika. “Stereotypes, prejudices and exclusion of Fulani pastoralists in Ghana.” Pastoralism 5, no. 20 (2015): 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13570-015-0043-8.

Ducrotoy, M. J., W. R. Crawford, A. P. M. Shaw, U. B. Musa, W. J. Bertu, A. M. Gusi, R. A. Ocholi, A. O. Majekodunmi, and S. C Welburn. “Wealth, household heterogeneity and livelihood diversification of Fulani pastoralists in the Kachia Grazing Reserve, northern Nigeria, during a period of social transition.” PLoS One 12, no. 3 (2017): e0172866. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0172866.

Eke, Surulola. “Nomad Savage and Herder–Farmer conflicts in Nigeria: the (un)making of an Ancient Myth.” Third World Quarterly 41, no. 5 (2019): 745–763. https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2019.1702459.

Mustapha, Abdul Raufu, and David Ehrhardt. Creed and Grievance: Muslim-Christian Relations and Conflict Resolution in Northern Nigeria. New York: James Currey, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1017/978178744237.