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NIGERIA - The Road North, January 2003


THE STORY
Synopsis of "The Road North"

MISS WORLD'S WOES
A Chronicle of the Pageant's Troubles

THOUGHTS OF A FAVORITE SON
Interview With Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka

NIGERIAN WOMEN SPEAK OUT
Five Diverse Voices

FACTS & STATS
Learn More about Nigeria

LINKS & RESOURCES
Sharia Law, Human Rights, the Role of Women

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Miss World's Woes -- A Chronicle of the Pageant's Troubles
1950s: A Pageant Is Born 1960s: Decade of the Indiscreet Contestant 1970s: Feminists Attack the Pageant
1980s: Miss World’s Facelift 1990s: A Globalized Culture Clash 2000s: The Show Must Go On

When violence erupted in Nigeria during Miss World 2002, it wasn't the first time the international contest found itself in the center of social and political unrest. For more than five decades, the world's oldest beauty pageant has regularly sparked controversy.

NEXT - 1950s: A Pageant Is Born

"Miss World's Woes" by Kelly Whalen, a freelance writer and documentary producer based in Oakland, California.

Producer: Angela Morgenstern; Designed by: Susan Harris, Fluent Studios; see full web credits.