The Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has named the edited book of a Nigerian historian, Saheed Aderinto, to the “2018 list of Best Historical Materials.”
Aderinto, an Associate Professor of History at Western Carolina University, disclosed this recognition on his Facebook timeline.
The academic who turned 40-year-old on January 22, 2019, stated that “forty started on a good note as I received the news that my edited book, “African Kingdoms: An Encyclopedia of Empires and Civilizations” has been named to the “2018 list of Best Historical Materials.”
Congratulating the don on his remarkable contributions to scholarly literature, a representative of the Historical Materials Committee of the ALA division, Steve A. Knowlton, divulged that “the list recognizes effectiveness in coverage of historical resources in all fields of history and promotes enhanced availability of historical works and information.”
Aderinto, who works on governance of Nigerian cities with special interest in colonial rules, is also the author of ‘Guns and Society in Colonial Nigeria: Firearms, Culture and Public Order,’ which was published by Indiana University Press in 2018.
Thanking his friends for the birthday wishes and prayers, Aderinto shared the honour of the recognition with friends who contributed to the volume; among whom are: Lady Jane, Nana Akua Amponsah, Dawne Y. Curry, Babalola Babatunde, Tosin Akinjobi, Daniel Kahozi,Folami Ola-Jehovah, Alimi Shina,Kabir Kareem, Olisa Godson Muojama, Morenikeji Asaaju,Vincent Hiribarren,Jimoh Oluwasegun Oriyomi,Sara Katz,Monsuru Muritala,Sarah Watkins,Gérard Chouin, Olu Adegoke, Zoe Damilola Orisalade, and Abdulai Iddrisu.