Sam Mbah is a Nigerian author, lawyer, activist and anarchist. He was active in the Awareness League. He writes on politics, the environment, anthropology and anarchism. Sam is an active campaigner for human and environmental rights, and against corruption. He lives in Enugu, in south-eastern Nigeria.
African Anarchism: The history of a movement
The first book ever written on this subject, African Anarchism was co-written by Sam Mbah and fellow Nigerian, I.E. Igariway. After dealing with questions such as what anarchism is and isn’t, this groundbreaking book introduces the reader to anarchistic elements in traditional African societies, with a focus on Nigeria. It also examines the influence of anarchism on African national liberation struggles, and the failure of State Socialist governments in Africa. The book addresses the ongoing social, economic and political crises caused by colonialism in Africa. The authors end by considering the future prospects and challenges for anarchism in Africa. Published in 1997, the book maintains its relevance today. African Anarchism is available in hard copy from the publishers See Sharp Press, and online.