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Black History Month Spotlight: ‘Counting the Tiger’s Teeth’

by Kasie Pleiness February 24, 2016

Throughout February, the University of Michigan Press will be featuring several titles for Black History Month. Counting the Tiger’s Teeth: An African Teenager’s Story narrates a crucial turning point in Nigerian history, the Agbekoya rebellion of 1968-70. After dropping out of high school in 1968, Toyin Falola joined a peasant rebellion in his home country of Nigeria. Counting the Tiger’s Teeth is Falola’s personal account of his experience with the rebellion, based on what he saw and heard, the activities he participated in, and what he suffered. The narrative provides unprecedented, even poetic, access to the social fabric and dynamic development of […]

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The Guardian Praises Press Author’s African Memoir

by Shaun Manning November 4, 2011

Alexandra Fuller, writing for prominent British newspaper The Guardian, has selected Toyin Falola’s A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt: An African Memoir (University of Michigan Press, 2004) as one of the ten greatest memoirs to come out of Africa.

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