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This House Has Fallen: Midnight in Nigeria

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Book News Annotation:

It has become a clich<'e> that Nigeria is the most corrupt nation in Africa, even in the world —a nation receiving billions of petrodollars while 90 percent of the populace slogs through poverty thick as oil; a country so shot through by repeated military coups and political corruption it faces collapse. Maier, a reporter with a respectable list of books and journal articles behind him, introduces readers to Nigeria's military leaders, its soldiers for democracy, and its peoples—the Igbos, Yorubas, Hausas, Fulanis, Tivs, and Ijaws. Through them, conflicts are investigated: that between Big Oil and the Ijaw and the Ogoni (recall the story of Ken Saro- Wiwa), between Christians and Muslims in Northern Nigeria over the move to impose Islamic law, and Yoruban youth in Lagos demanding a separate Yoruban state. Geared toward a generally educated, rather than an academic audience.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-312) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781891620607
Subtitle:
Midnight in Nigeria
Author:
Maier, Karl
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Government (non-U.S.)
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Africa - Nigeria
Subject:
Nigeria
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
Africa - Central - Nigeria
Copyright:
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
July 2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.59x6.49x1.16 in. 1.41 lbs.

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