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For The Good Of The Nation: Essays and Perspectives (Hardcover)

For The Good Of The Nation is one thinker’s attempt to evolve heuristic paradigms for engaging the many fault lines that have beggared every effort to forge a unified postcolonial nation out of Britain’s most populous and by far most confounding colonial formation in Africa: Nigeria. It is a collection of essays and interviews, a ‘tour de force’ which covers a plethora of topics and subjects. Whether discussing Western or Islamic Philosophy, History and Anthropology of the various peoples in Nigeria, or the divisive injection of ethnicity and religion into our politics, Lamido is brutally frank, thoughtful and logical.

The book also includes a couple of interviews by Financial Times of London with the author, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, while he was Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, and a principal interview with the author conducted by the Publishers, ALFA Communications Limited, an engaging and in-depth discussion of the background, moving force, and persona of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi before fulfilling his life dream to become the Emir of Kano. In bringing together his public reflections over the years in this book, we have an opportunity to connect and assess, in one whole, the different dispositions in the range of his arguments, as well as the ideological – including the cultural and theological — perspectives that inform SLS’s reflections, responses to and attempts at the resolution of the important questions of our era.

“This collection of essays and interviews is more than just a book; it is (a) ‘tour de force’ which covers a plethora of topics and subjects. Essay sentence and paragraph contains an idea and message to make our country a place where fairness and justice reign. Whether discussing western or islamic philosophy, History and Anthropology of the various peoples in Nigeria, or the divisive injection of ethnicity and religion into our politics, Lamido is brutally frank, thoughtful and logical.” – Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, Governor, Kaduna State, Nigeria

“In this collection of forceful argumentations organized around several demanding and daring essays, the man popularly called SLS, presents readers with much to chew. We have come to expect strident, even controversial, declamations from the author on matters of public interest – whether that be those concerning the political organization of Nigeria and the related political economy or those regarding the theological tensions that define the country. Yet, in bringing together his public reflections over the years in this book, we have an opportunity to connect and assess, in one whole, the different dispositions in the range of his arguments, as well as the ideological – including the cultural and theological – perspectives that inform SLS’s reflections on, responses to and attempts at the resolution of the important questions of our era. As one of the most cerebral – and privileged! – Nigerians of our time, the author’s thoughts deserve much attention.” – Wale Adebanwi, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, University of Oxford, UK

Weight 0.950 kg
Format

Hardcover

Pages

543

ISBN

978-9789245017

Year Published

2021

Author

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

Publisher

ALFA Communications

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