Nationbuilding– the conscious and focused application of our people’s collective resources, energies, and knowledge to the task of liberating and developing the psychic and physical space that we identify as ours.Nationbuilding involves the development of behaviors, values, languages, institutions, and physical structures that elucidate our history and culture, concretize and protect the present and insure the future identity and independence of the nation. Nationbuilding is the deliberate, keenly directed and focused, and energetic projection of the national culture, and the collective identity.
-Kwame Agyei Akoto
Nationbuilding: Theory & Practice in Afrikan Center Education. Washingtion, D.C.: Pan Afrikan World Institute, 1992, p.3