The co-founders of StateCraft, Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams, are set to launch their new book, ‘How to Win Elections in Africa: Parallels with Donald Trump’ at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
The book is a comprehensive guide to understanding the factors that help make an election successful, drawing from global trends and attitudes of electorates. It highlights the crucial but not indispensable roles that legacy, political parties, and other establishments play in determining the outcomes of elections.
Jideonwo said, “This 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.
“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.”
Former Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton and Senior Director, National Security Council, Jane Wales, 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 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.