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About the Author
Bola Dauda is a retired scholar based in Nigeria. He is currently serving as Executive Director of the Pan-African University Press and formerly an Honorary Visiting Fellow at University of Leicester, UK. His areas of specialization include the politics of representation, nation-building, bureaucracy-democracy relations, ethics, and governance. He is co-author of Decolonizing Nigeria 1945-1960 (2017) and Nigerian Bureaucracy in an African Democracy (2017), both with Toyin Falola, among other publications. Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair Professor in the Humanities and a Distinguished Teaching Professor at University of Texas at Austin, USA. He holds 13 honorary doctorates, including from Babcock University, Nigeria, and College of Staten Island (CUNY), USA. He is winner of the Nigerian Studies Association Best Book Award in 2010, the Cecil B. Currey Best Book Award from the Association of Third World Studies in 2005, and a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2003. He is also the namesake of the Toyin Falola Annual International Conference on Africa and African Diaspora (TOFAC), established in 2011 in recognition of his renown and prolific work in African studies.