Age Range: 8 – 12 years
How to Build Your Own Country is an interactive and totally original learning experience that shows kids how to build their very own country from scratch.
This book, the only one of its kind, offers children the expertise and advice they’ll need to plant their flag in the backyard, in the bedroom or online. Kids will be amazed to discover that anyone can do it. Nation-building advice is peppered with examples of events that have shaped countries throughout history, teaching young readers about government, elections, geography and global issues.
Backed up with lots of amazing examples of real micronations – some established or ruled by kids – How to Build Your Own Country promises to inspire, entertain and inform young nation-builders.
Why not start your own country? The kingdom of Jason! The federal republic of Katie! Let HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN COUNTRY be your guide to starting a nation from scratch. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…
Step 1: Stake out your identity by creating a flag, writing a national anthem and putting your name on the map.
Step 2: Run the country by holding elections, forming a government and laying down the law.
Step 3: Meet the neighbors by joining international organizations and finding allies who will help you face the big issues of the world.
Just think: your own personal country! Even if it were only the size of a bathmat, it would be all yours! So grab a copy of HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN COUNTRY, and get ready to rule!
*Available from 15th September 2019.
Are You Not A Nigerian? chronicles a country’s fourth attempt at democratic governance after many years of military dictatorship. Through his personal experiences and observations, Báyọ̀ Olúpohùndà captures the reality of Nigeria’s socio-political environment at the turn of the millennium, the collapse of dignity in service, and the ubiquitous “Nigerian factor” that creates entitlement.
Are You Not A Nigerian? examines the lost opportunities, the disappointment of successive administrations, and the dilemma of a nation at a crossroads.
Asia Falling: Making Sense of the Asian Currency Crisis and Its Aftermath (BusinessWeek Books) – Hardcover
Asia’s recent economic troubles affect billions of people around the globe. Asia falling — the first detailed, accessible analysis of the economic and political policies that led to Asia’s currency crisis — is the first comprehensive, authoritative analysis of Asian currency crisis and what it means to the larger world of investors.This up-to-the-minute critique, packed with solid recommendations for investors, names the countries that should emerge strongest for investors, outlines the steps. Asian economies must take to regain their worldwide luster, and provide policy-level political analysis on the actions and reactions that led to Asia’s currency crisis.
James Risen has broken story after story on the abuses of power of the Bush administration.
From warrantless wiretapping to secret financial data mining to the CIA’s rogue operations, he has shown again and again that the executive branch has dangerously overreached, repudiated checks and balances on its power, and maintained secrecy even with its allies in Congress. In no small part thanks to Risen and State of War, the “secret history” of the Bush years has now come partially into view.
In a new epilogue for the paperback edition, Risen describes the two-front war that President Bush is now fighting: at home against Congress and the Supreme Court, as his administration is increasingly reined in from its abuses; and in the Middle East, where George W. Bush’s great gamble to bring a democratic revolution is failing radically. We must learn the lessons of Risen’s history now, before it is too late.
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26 stories of life and love in the aftermath of autocracy, delivered with wit and insight by one of Africa’s most incisive writers.