New Book Offers Tips for Successful State Creation in Africa

‘Perspectives on Nation-State Formation in Contemporary Africa’ by Godknows Boladei Igali acts as state-formation guide.

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He then addresses colonial rule or administration, African nationalism and decolonization and analyzes the process of nation-state formation in post-independent Africa from the perspective of the political systems and ideologies.

Bloomington, Ind. (PRWEB) April 22, 2014

Author Godknows Boladei Igali says the challenge of state formation and national integration is evident, and the need for a solution is even more demanding in places like Africa where nation-states were formed under very special historical circumstances. In Igali’s new book, “Perspectives on Nation-State Formation in Contemporary Africa,” (published by Trafford Publishing) Igali presents a digest examining the challenges of state formation and national integration in Africa and offers preferred solutions within the context of symbolic diversities.

In this study, Igali outlines the immediate context and challenges of national integration in Africa in its human dimension. He reviews the political formations of ancient Africa – which varied in size, philosophical premise and organizational structures – and discusses partition, military invasions, conquest and colonization. He then addresses colonial rule or administration, African nationalism and decolonization and analyzes the process of nation-state formation in post-independent Africa from the perspective of the political systems and ideologies.

Reviewing a span of history from ancient times through the colonial period and post-independence, Igali discusses the processes of national integration and nation-state formation in Africa, providing perspectives that deepen the understanding of these nation-building processes.

“Perspectives on Nation-State Formation in Contemporary Africa”
By Godknows Boladei Igali
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 296 pages | ISBN 9781490720883
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 296 pages | ISBN 9781490720890
E-Book | 296 pages | ISBN 9781490720906
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Godknows Boladei Igali is a seasoned diplomat, technocrat and administrator with more than 30 years’ working experience in the public sector of Nigeria. He had previously served as Nigeria’s Ambassador to several countries around the world, including Cameroon, and the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. He has a Ph.D. in political and international studies from University of Venezuela, a master’s degree in international law and diplomacy from University of Lagos and a bachelor’s degree in history from University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria. He also obtained a post-graduate degree from the Pakistani Diplomatic Academy in Islamabad and studied at the Foreign Service Academy in Lagos. Igali is an avid environmentalist and climate change advocate. He also sits on the board of several national and international charity and academic institutions and has received many global recognition and decorations.

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