Paul E. LovejoyStark Roving Mad: The Repatriation of Nigerian Mental Patients and

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There are many people without whose help this dissertation would not have been possible. My gratitude goes to the Center for African and African-American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin for providing the fellowship funds that supported my field work in Nigeria, Ghana and the United Kingdom. I thank my good friend Saheed Aderinto for his inexhaustible energy in helping me to navigate the National Archives in Ibadan, Nigeria, and his family for opening their home to me during my stay. I would also like to thank Dr. Edmund Abaka for his help in situating me at the archives in Accra and Kumasi, Ghana. The archival staff, particularly Mr. Mike in Ibadan and Saana Roland Dok in Kumasi, have my eternal appreciation for their patience and diligence in helping me to access copious amounts of files very quickly and efficiently. Many professors and colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin and elsewhere helped me immensely in my growth as a historian. I thank my adviser, Dr. Toyin Falola, for his hands-on interest in my project and my career, as well as the other members of my committee, Drs. Juliet E.K. Walker, Bruce J. Hunt, Fehintola Mosadomi, and Paul E. Lovejoy for their good natured comments, critiques, and questions over th

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