Social work in Nigeria: Book of readings.


  • Uche A Okala University of Nigeria, Nsukka


developing countries, local content, motivated academics


One of the major challenges of social work practice in developing countries like Nigeria is dearth of literature. Students are often constrained with this drawback and ponder how and where to source for books, especially those with local content to give direction to their study. The book “Social work in Nigeria: Book of readings” is therefore, a timely contribution by a crop of highly qualified and enormously motivated academics in diverse areas of social work perceptively burdened by deplorable apparent disdain and despair by students and even, some lecturers to pursue rigorous research in order to comprehend and advance social work in Nigeria. The book is a compelling compendium that rummages a multiplicity of knowledge, skills and values from the diverse areas of practice and is essentially aimed at addressing the scarcity of texts on social work with local content. The profession of social work is still new in Nigeria and the few available texts are relative to developed societies. However, Social work in Nigeria: Book of readings is somewhat different. It is a diversion from the developed societies to developing societies.

Author Biography

Uche A Okala, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Department of Social work




How to Cite

Okala, U. A. (2019). BOOK REVIEW: Social work in Nigeria: Book of readings. Journal of Social Work in Developing Societies, 1(3). Retrieved from