Fellow Nigerians, It’s All Politics!
In this collection of socio-political essays, Simon Kolawole, respected columnist and founder of TheCable newspaper, identifies politics, or “politicking”, as the major obstacle to Nigeria’s progress. Other problems, he argues, derive from the wrong form of politicking — manifesting in the manipulation of ethnic, religious and regional differences for political gain. To get out of underdevelopment, he contends, Nigerians must enthrone competent and patriotic leadership committed to playing “politics of purpose”.
In ten expertly written chapters, the author dissects the core elements and defining characteristics of REITs and provides analysis of the origin, growth, global spread, legal structure and governance of them.
Electric, exhilarating, and beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go introduces the world to Taiye Selasi, a novelist of extraordinary talent. In a sweeping narrative that takes readers from Accra to Lagos to London to New York, it is at once a portrait of a modern family and an exploration of the importance of where we come from to who we are.
A renowned surgeon and failed husband, Kweku Sai dies suddenly at dawn outside his home in suburban Accra. The news of his death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before. Moving with great elegance through time and place, Ghana Must Go charts their circuitous journey to one another and, along the way, teaches us that the truths we speak can heal the wounds we hide.
Chidi Amuta’s columns in major Nigerian newspapers and magazines have been compulsory reading for successive generations of Nigerians over the last two and a half decades. Easily one of the most respected and informed voices in contemporary Nigerian public discourse, Amuta’s writing stands out for its sheer intellectual sweep and an arresting command and control of the English language.
Amuta comes to the table with a consistently nationalistic perspective and an incisive analytical insight that is often prophetic. At once fearless and acerbic, he is unsparing and unfailingly engaging.
A compassionate conservative soldier-statesman, Babangida, in or out of office is not likely to be ignored in any honest attempt to understand the great economic and political challenges which beset Nigeria and Africa in the last decades of the twentieth century. Consequently the journey to Nigeria’s future greatness or demise must necessarily take its bearing from the Babangida years.
Chief Mrs Taiwo Taiwo, an unstoppable force, passionate and driven to deliver change, and to help others in Nigeria, especially in her hometown of Lagos. She brings her energy, humour, and disarming honesty to every page—from her encounters with brutal racism as a child in the UK, her fresh perspective on 1960s Europe as a teenager, to her cultural disconnect on returning to Lagos in the early 1970s.
With clear-sightedness and determination, she takes on daunting business battles and philanthropic challenges in education, urban renewal, and grief counselling. Taiwo’s life has privilege but also tragedy. Her story shows us a determined Nigerian who has taken life full-on and delivers everything she can to make things better for people who pass her way. Despite numerous setbacks, she remains optimistic and passionate for change.