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Curse of the Black Gold 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta

ISBN-10: 1576875474
ISBN-13: 9781576875476
Edition: 2010
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Description: Now one of the major suppliers of U.S. oil, Nigeria is the sixth largest producer of oil in the world. Set against a backdrop of what has been called the scramble for African oil, Curse of the Black Gold is the first book to document the  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: powerHouse Cultural Entertainment, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/20/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 223
Size: 9.00" wide x 12.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.926
Language: English

Now one of the major suppliers of U.S. oil, Nigeria is the sixth largest producer of oil in the world. Set against a backdrop of what has been called the scramble for African oil, Curse of the Black Gold is the first book to document the consequences of a half-century of oil exploration and production in one of the world's foremost centers of biodiversity. This book exposes the reality of oil's impact and the absence of sustainable development in its wake, providing a compelling pictorial history of one of the world's great deltaic areas. Accompanied by powerful writing by some of the most prominent public intellectuals and critics in contemporary Nigeria, Kashi's photographs capture local leaders, armed militants, oil workers, and nameless villagers, all of whose fates are inextricably linked. His exclusive coverage bears witness to the ongoing struggles of local communities, illustrating the paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty.

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