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.

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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.

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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.