Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams, co-founders of StateCraft Inc., the nation-building company under RED, are set to host the launch of their new book, ‘How to Win Elections in Africa: Parallels with Donald Trump’ at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut on Wednesday, 8 November, 2017.
A statement from Statecraft Inc on Monday described the book as “a comprehensive guide to understanding the factors that help make an election successful, drawing from global trends and attitudes of electorates the world over. It highlights the crucial but not indispensable roles that legacy, political parties and other establishments play in determining the outcomes of elections.”
Published by Farafina, Chude Jideonwo said the book is for everyone, “nation-builders, activists, social engineers, engaged citizens—looking to understand the tectonic shifts taking place in the African election landscape. It takes the reader through the experience of feeling the pulse of a nation while highlighting the determining factors of how citizens express their true democratic will during elections.”
He said “our experiences so far have given us unique insights into the socio-political imperatives that currently define African democracies, and the task to enable anyone desiring to put themselves forward inspired this book.”
Jane Wales, former Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton and Senior Director, National Security Council describes the book as a “fresh perspective on forces shaping African and global politics, including the information revolution and economic integration, and examines the ways in which activists can harness those forces to build citizen-led movements.”
Taking place a year after the American elections that swept to Donald Trump into the presidency, ‘How to Win Elections in Africa’ will launch at the Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut. It is co-sponsored by the Yale Council on African Studies.
Jideonwo is currently a World Fellow at Yale University.