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This weekend Glendora invites you to the book launch of Olufemi Taiwo’s amazing and insightful “manifesto” on the African continent and its resistance to modernity — “Africa Must Be Modern”, published by Bookcraft. The book is described as “philosophical and thought provoking”, “an argument and analyses in a forthright and uncompromising manner, on what the author describes as Africa’s hostility towards modernity and how it affects econimoic development and socio political transformation.” Olufemi Taiwo was born and raised in Ibadan, Nigeria. He attended Ibadan Grammar School, Ibadan for his secondary education and the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile Ife, Nigeria where he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees. He later obtained graduate degrees from the University of Toronto, Canada. He has authored two other books – “Legal Naturalism: A Marxist Theory of Law” and “How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africa”. He taught at the Obafemi Awolowo University until 1990. Presently, he is a Director of the Global Africa Studies Program and Professor of Philosophy and Global African Studies at Seattle University, Seattle, United States. The event will take place on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st July, 2012. Here are further details: Date: 20th July 2012 Venue: Jazzhole, 168 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. prompt Date: 21st July 2012 Venue: Glendora, Ikeja City Mall, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. prompt For further details, book purchases, and enquiries please contact Glendora: Call +234(01)8953498 or +234(0)8033047091 Email Facebook Website For space reservations, visit the Glendora Facebook page. You can also visit the Facebook ‘Event’ page and click ‘Join’ to reserve a seat at the book Launch. Indicate the venue you wish to attend also; Glendora at Jazzhole (Friday July 20) or Glendora at Ikeja City Mall (Saturday July 21). Limited spaces are available, particularly at Glendora Ikeja City Mall, so make your reservations now. Book signings at the end of the launch is open to everyone.

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This article was first published on 18th July 2012 and updated on July 23rd, 2012 at 12:00 pm

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