Yoruba drum
map of Nigeria
Benin mask

Ron Singer's Reading List (*=these have been read, and are recommended)

a. politics, history
*John Reader. Africa: A Biography of the Continent
*James Coleman: Nigeria: Background to Nationalism
*Howard W. French. Africa: A Continent for the Taking
*Nigeria Today Online
*Karl Maier. This House Has Fallen: Midnight in Nigeria
*Wole Soyinka. You Must Go Forth at Dawn

b. fiction (I have not read most of these. Nor have I kept up with drama or poetry.)
*Granta 92: The View from Africa
Chimamanda Ngoz Adichie, Purple Hibiscus
*Helon Habila, Waiting for an Angel
Helen Oyeyemi, The Icarus Girl
Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation
Chris Abani, *GraceLand and Becoming Abigail
*Esi Edugyan (a Ghanaian). The Second Life of Samuel Tyne
*anthologies of Caine Prize short-listed stories, 2000-2006

And don’t forget the old-timers: Achebe, many books, Soyinka, ditto, and Amadi (the trilogy)!