The ‘Growing’ of Africa’s Emergent Leadership
Author: Olubanke King-Akerele
Publish: 2014
Publisher: Club Millenium
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781291634112
Pages: 280

The “Growing” of Africa’s Emergent Leadership, demonstrates a succinct style of impressive clarity and focuses on the seriousness and legitimacy of Africa’s next generation and the need for continuous cultivation of the continent's majority constituents. The organization of the book reflects Honorable King-Akerele’s vast experience in youth development which inspired her writing.

My unequivocal recommendation of the book rests in its stimulating and exciting, yet challenging reality – a must-read for the youth of all ages and adults, especially governments and the private sector facing the challenge of youth development for eventual national leadership. —Dr. Emmet Dennis, President, University of Liberia

Author Details:

Olubanke King Akerele (born May 11, 1946) is a Liberian politician and diplomat who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the cabinet of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf from October 2007 until her resignation on November 3, 2010. She is the granddaughter of Liberia's 17th president, Charles D. B. King.

Akerele studied at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and graduated from Brandeis University in Massachusetts, United States with a B.A. in economics. She earned her first M.A. from Northeastern University in manpower economics, then a second M.A. from Columbia University in the economics of education. Akerele also completed her first year at the University of Liberia Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law. She later served for over 20 years at the United Nations.