The Place of Bonny in Niger Delta History

KE Orji
2011 African Research Review  
Bonny occupies a strategic position in the Niger Delta Studies. Issues to be examined in this article include the circumstances surrounding the founding of this unique settlement on the Rio Real of Eastern Delta and its implications for the reconstruction of the history of other Niger Delta communities. An attempt will be made to unravel the strains encountered by the indigenous economy of our study area in the face of the assault of Old and New imperialism of the West from the fifteenth
more » ... he fifteenth centuries to the recent past. Bonny's strategic and pivotal role in the spread of Christianity in the study area is also highlighted.
doi:10.4314/afrrev.v5i5.4 fatcat:txunlvltqjejfifprcke4qmsjm