Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai’s book Electoral Politics, Laws and Ethnicity has been nominated for the 2023 Book of the Year award by the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism.
The Prize is awarded to the most important book in constitutional studies published this calendar year. The Expert Council, consisting of Antonia Baraggia from Italy, Berihun Gebeye from Ethiopia, Masahiko Kinoshita from Japan, Virginie Kuoch from France, Emilio Meyer from Brazil, Jaime Olaiz-González from Mexico, and Marieta Safta from Romania, has nominated 30 books for the Prize. The announcement of the Book of the Year will be made on December 18, 20231.
Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai (PhD) is a Sierra Leonean attorney, human rights lawyer, publisher of Sierra Leone’s News Watch newspaper, a football enthusiast who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Luawa Academy, the largest football academy in the country with branches in Kailahun and across Freetown, a civil society practitioner promoting democracy as Director of the Society for Democratic Initiatives (SDI), activist, and one of the founders of the Renaissance Movement of Sierra Leone, a community made up of youth who are passionate about improving our country. He teaches law at the prestigious Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.