Romancing the Gun: The Press as a Promoter of Military Rule
Africa Research & Publications
This book's insight on media practice shakes conventional notions of the role and enabling environment of the modern press. It rattles the academic tradition by illustrating that Nigeria's hard-hitting press has not only thrived better under military rule, but that it welcomed and supported military rule. By questioning conventional wisdom and mental habits, Romancing the Gun unveils the power and irresponsibility of the Nigerian press, Africa's - and one of the world's - freest presses, and provides crucial pieces in the puzzle of global media practice.