|Name Max Siollun|
|Books Oil, Politics and Violence: Nigeria's Military Coup Culture (1966-1976)|
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Max Siollun is a Nigerian historian and an expert on Nigerian history with a particular focus on the Nigerian military and how it has affected Nigeria's socio-political trajectory from the pre-colonial era to the present. Max Siollun was born in Nigeria and educated in England, graduating from the University of London.
Articles & Books
Max Siollun has developed a distinctive voice with respect to Nigerian history from a military perspective as evidenced from numerous articles on sites such as Nigerian Village Square, 234Next (a leading Nigerian daily newspaper), as well as a personal blog that Siollun utilizes to share his perspectives.
Siollun's Oil, Politics and Violence: Nigeria's Military Coup Culture (1966-1976), published in 2009, has received favorable reviews by numerous commentators who note Siollun's contribution to Nigerian history, not least for its dispassionate tone, critical insight and unpacking of a complex series of events which were hitherto poorly documented or not documented at all.
Max Siollun has written about controversial topics such as the infamous Dikko Affair which strained diplomatic relations between Great Britain and Nigeria for some time.