Dear friends, colleagues and compatriots,
I wanted to let you know personally that my new book, #WeAreAllBiafrans: A Participant Observer's Intervention in a Country Sleepwalking to Disaster published by Parrésia Publishers Ltd will be out (online) on May 29, 2016, and is now available for pre-order.
You can pre-order for Kindle here: http://goo.gl/wud0G6
You can pre-order paperback here: http://goo.gl/yxNR1c
For those in Nigeria, Parrésia Publishers Ltd and the African Centre for Media & Information Literacy in partnership with Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Foundation is organizing a public presentation of the book:
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Venue: Yar'Adua Centre, One Memorial Drive, Central Business District, Abuja
Time: 10:00AM prompt
We Are All Biafrans focuses on the crisis of nationhood in Nigeria. It argues that many, if not all, of the problems of Nigeria are rooted in the structure of the country. It takes on Nigeria's indolent and reactionary ruling elite – civilian and military – and their allies, as well as bandits in uniform, scoundrels posing as statesmen, and conservative ideologues, religious bigots and ethnic chauvinists posing as patriots.
It raises fundamental questions: What is Nigeria and who is a Nigerian? If Nigeria is a federal republic, what constitutes or should constitute the federating units? It concludes that forging a nation out of the disparate and often antagonistic entities in the country is perhaps the greatest challenge confronting Nigeria.
I hope you will enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it! I hope too that it will trigger the debate that will eventually nudge Nigerians towards kick-starting the process of a genuine re-invention of our country.
Let the conversation begin: #WeAreAllBiafrans
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