Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams, co-founders of StateCraft Inc., the nation-building arm under RED on 8th of November launched their new book, ‘How to Win Elections in Africa: Parallels with Donald Trump’ at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, with a discourse on the future of democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa in light of the seismic changes toppling political establishments in the past few years.
The book continued its tour around America with a book reading event at Ohio University’s Center for International Studies, Athens Ohio, which took place on the 9 November, 2017
In keeping with the general theme of the book, which draws parallels between campaigns and elections in Africa and America, the platform seeks to share Africa related-research and writings with global readers.
The keynote speaker, Bishop Matthew Kukah with panelists, Eddie Mandhry and Lorn Solis and the co-authors, Adebola Williams and Chude Jideonwo.
“We can’t be more excited to share the learnings from ‘How to Win Elections in Africa: Parallels with Donald Trump’ with the well-versed students, alumni and entire faculty at Ohio University’s African Studies Program. The truly epic turn-around we all witnessed across the American elections landscape yesterday, on the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s shocking win mirrors the events that motivated us to write about the remarkable changes happening on our own continent,” said Adebola Williams, co-author and founding partner at RED. “There’s could not have been a better time than today to hold this reading”.
‘How to Win Elections in Africa: Parallels with Donald Trump’ explores how citizens, through elections, can uproot the power structures governing them. Using examples from within and outside Africa, this book examines the past and present to map a future where the political playing field is level and citizens can rewrite existing narratives.
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