ISBN 9789789182220
Pages 236
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2015
Publisher Kraft Books, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Illumination

Essays on Democracy, Culture, Peace and Social Development in Nigeria

by Udenta O. Udenta

Illumination. Essays on Democracy, Culture, Peace and Social Development in Nigeria is a fascinating collection of essays on the democratic process, peace practice, cultural consciousness and social development in Nigeria. In the first of a 4-volume collection of essays, the author argues that Nigeria’s accelerated social progress and political and economic transformation will be best served by the intellect, vision, labour and commitment of her enlighteners; that is, the men and women who possess the gift of social epiphany in abundance, and who can successfully bridge the distance between the “ideas in the margin” and the operation of the statecraft.

Illumination. Essays on Democracy, Culture, Peace and Social Development in Nigeria is an illuminating work that will challenge the consciousness of the leaders and the led in the direction of critical social practice as well as help to lay the foundation for a full interrogation of the norms and content of Nigeria’s democratic transformation.

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About the Author

Udenta O. Udenta

Udenta O. Udenta is Director with the Centre for Alternative Policy Perspectives and Strategy (CAPPS), Abuja, Nigeria, he was, at various times, a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Igbo Studies/School of Humanities at Abia State University, a pro-democracy/human rights activist, a National Secretary of one of Nigeria's leading political parties between 1998-2000 and a Director with the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), The Presidency, Abuja (2001-2009).