A swamp full of dollars : pipelines and paramilitaries at Nigeria's oil frontier (Book, 2009) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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A swamp full of dollars : pipelines and paramilitaries at Nigeria's oil frontier

Author: Michael Peel
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Michael Peel tells the story of Nigeria which grows ever more wild and lawless by the day as its crude oil pumps through its cities.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Peel
ISBN: 9781845119201 1845119207
OCLC Number: 317253933
Awards: Short-listed for Guardian First Book Award 2009
Description: xx, 220 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: Trigger Point --
Pt. 1. Hundred Years Oil War --
1. Stark Illiterates and Junkies --
2. Where Duty and Glory Lead --
3. More Popular than Churchill --
Pt. 2. Living at the Oil Frontline --
4. Boys from the Bookshop --
5. Fuel the Bike, Fuel the Rider --
6. Discerning Gentlemen --
Pt. 3. New Gulf Conflict --
7. Fish, but not Fishing --
8. Things Are Looking Up --
9. Not Hostages but Journalists --
Epilogue: The Hope of the World.
Responsibility: Michael Peel.

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Through a host of characters, from the prostitutes of Port Harcourt to the Area Boys of Lagos, from the militants in their swamp forest hide-outs to the oil company executives in London, this title  Read more...
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Most Westerners are terrified of Nigeria. Journalist Michael Peel, in contrast, clearly revels in the country's rich chaos, savouring its driving energy and many contradictions. Plunging fearlessly Read more...

 
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