Editors Picks: Independence Day

Recommended reading by The Republic‘s editors, on Nigeria’s independence and wider political history.

Egba Women Unite! Lessons from the Egba Women’s Anti-Colonial Movement

For much of history, Egba market women have been erroneously (re)presented as ‘barbaric’ and ‘disorganized’. Such women, however, were indelible forces of anti-colonial resistance. Their legacies invite us to deconstruct anti-colonial struggles—a restorative and equally revolutionary act. Read more.