Strangers to the City

Urban Man in Jos, Nigeria

"Strangers to the City, by Leonard Plotnicov, has an evocative, almost romantic, title which immediately suggests readability. In this respect, we are not disappointed. . . . As a contribution to a growing picture of African urban life and as a story of colourful personalities deftly brought to life, this book has few parallels."
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies

Leonard Plotnicov offers a fascinating study of the urbanization of tribal Africans. His study is based on extensive interviews with residents of Jos, Nigeria over a two-year period. The participants come from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds, and Plotnicov portrays the difficulties associated with assimilation into a Westernized society.

336 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

November, 1967

isbn : 9780822951353

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Leonard Plotnicov

Leonard Plotnicov was professor of anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh and editor of the journal Ethnology.

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