Friday, April 25, 2014

New Africa Book of the Day - 25 April 2014

Statecraft and Nation Building in Africa: A Post-colonial Study by Godfrey Mwakikagile

Release Date: April 22, 2014
Publisher: New Africa Press

This is a study of statecraft and nation building in Africa in the post-colonial era. Subjects covered include early years of independence, state legitimacy, constitutional primacy, institutional transformation, autocracy, quest for democracy, national integration, consolidation of the state, and others. It focuses on case studies whose relevance is continental in scope.

Tanzanian journalist and scholar Godfrey Mwakikagile is a prolific writer whose books include Uganda: A Nation in Transition: Post-colonial Analysis (2012), Burundi: The Hutu and The Tutsi: Cauldron of Conflict and Quest for Dynamic Compromise (2012), Relations Between Africans and African Americans: Misconceptions, Myths and Realities (2007), Tanzania Under Mwalimu Nyerere: Reflections on an African Statesman (2006), Life in Tanganyika in the Fifties (2009), and Economic Development in Africa (1999).