Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams, co-founders of StateCraft Inc., the nation-building arm under RED, yesterday 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.
Today, 9 November, 2017, the book continues its tour around America with a book reading event at Ohio University’s Center for International Studies, Athens Ohio.
In keeping with the general theme of the book, which draws parallels between campaigns and elections in Africa and America, today’s event will happen on ‘Africa at Ohio’ platform of the University’s African Studies Program. The platform seeks to share Africa related-research and writings with global readers.
“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”.
The event which will take place between 2pm and 3pm at the Multipurpose Room 231 of the Baker Multicultural Center, Ohio University, Athens is open to the general public.