Borno in the Rabih Years 1893–1901

ISBN 978-3-89645-508-6

Borno in the Rabih Years 1893–1901

The Rise and Crash of a Predatory State

Author: Kyari Mohammed. Series edited by: Gisela Seidensticker-Brikay, Kyari Tijani.

Series: Borno Sahara and Sudan Series Volume 2

8 pp. Roman, 207 pp.
3 maps, 4 tables, glossary, index
Text language(s): English
Format: 140 x 200 mm
250 g
€ 29.80

The second volume of the Borno Sahara and Sudan Series is the outcome of a Ph.D. thesis written at the University of Ibadan/Nigeria under the direction of J.F. Ade Ajayi, emeritus professor of history. This most recent analysis of the most turbulent period in the entire history of Borno – as this was the only time in the long and chequered history of Borno under both the Sayfawa and al-Kanemi dynasties when the state was taken over by a foreign invader.

It focuses not only on Rabih but provides a sensitive and broadly researched survey of the political and socio-eco­nomic situation in Borno towards the end of the nineteenth century. This study is a significant and all-embracing reflection on part of Borno’s history that has for too long been shrouded in the veil of ‘careful’ recollections.

About the author:

Dr. Kyari Mohammed is Associate Professor of History, and currently doubles as the Director of the School of General Studies and Dean of the School of Management and Information Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Yola / Nigeria.


Ch. 1: Borno in the Nineteenth Century
Ch. 2: The Invasion of Borno
Ch. 3: Occupation and Resistance
Ch. 4: Emergence of the Rabih State
Ch. 5: Foreign Relations
Ch. 6: The Fall of Rabih and British Occupation
A Note on Sources / Bibliography / Glossary / Index


This book edition is being sold in commission by our publishing house. The copies were printed in Nigeria in 2006 and may exhibit a low printing quality, as well as transport and storage damages.

Further historical and ethnohistorical studies about Borno have been published in our programme, see the following links:

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