Cassava Republic Press has acquired the world rights to a new non-fiction book that retells the story of Nigeria.
The book is titled Formation: The Making of Nigeria from Jihad to Amalgamation and is co-authored by financial experts Fola Fagbule and Feyi Fawehinmi.
In exploring Nigeria’s history, Fagbule and Fawehinmi touch on previously unexplored aspects of Nigeria’s past. While they evoke well-known names like Fredrick Lugard, Nana Asma’u, Samuel Ajayi-Crowther, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, they also feature little known actors who made profound impact on Nigeria’s history.
Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, head of Cassava Republic, is excited about sharing the book with readers, praising Fagbule and Fawehinmi keen sense of storytelling.
Feyi and Fola, have delivered that volume with rigor, rare honesty, and astute and impartial observation. When you have dare-devil jihadists on one side, mad missionaries on the other, proud, stubborn and warring natives in the middle; suddenly the craziness, sheer audacity and some might say, arrogance of Nigerians starts to make sense. I cannot wait to share this accessible, timely and must-read book with everyone.
Fagbule and Fawehinmi hope “that Formation will begin the process of stimulating a fact-based, dispassionate, and non-judgemental national conversation about how Nigeria came to be.”
Formation will be published in Nigeria in October 2020 to mark the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence. The UK & US publication are set for 2021.