The author, Professor Francis Nwonwu hails from Oba in Anambra State, Nigeria. He obtained a Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University, Ames, USA in 1983. He has had an impressive academic career that spans over a quarter of a century in Africa and beyond. He is the author of four other books and has contributed chapters in many others. He has to his credit, scores of reputable journal articles, and a long list of local and international conference papers. In 2009, the International Who's Who Historical Society elected him the organization's Scholar of the Year. He is also Professor Extraordinary at the Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa.