January 24th, 2008, 11:59 PM
I've been looking for the longest time for photos, illustrations, even just simple descriptions regarding this, but I've never been able to find anything outside of digging into specialized academic works on Nigeria. So where can I find any info on this? Does anyone have any examples of this kind of architecture? Nigeria had NUMEROUS urban centers prior to colonialism, so where is it all?
June 30th, 2009, 07:42 AM
It's a shame that I only searched this and found this today, more than a year later and still the situation is the same.
I too am surprised by our lack of documentation.
As Africans why is it so difficult to find information about the past??
I was able to find ONE book directly related to Nigerian Architecture, but it recorded ancient buildings of the various tribes.
I also located a website that focused on structures from Nigeria, also ancient.
My worry is that we are still not documenting progress as we should. We should have been documenting at the most in the past decade.
Maybe I'll need to take a trip to Nigeria to find these details, it seems that there isn't much interest in Architecture in Nigeria, even by Nigerians themselves.
My advice for now is to do an Amazon search. There are a few, funnily enough, it seems most of these books were written by Non-Nigerians.
June 30th, 2009, 10:13 AM
Demas Nwoko is probably the most definitive authority on indigenous Nigerian architecture.
June 30th, 2009, 11:40 PM
A little is known about Nigerian architects and architectures.
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