This House Has Fallen

This House Has Fallen

Midnight in Nigeria

Book - 2000
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This is an account of a journey into contemporary Africa's most powerful, most corrupt nation. To understand Africa, you have to understand Nigeria, and few Americans understand Nigeria better than Karl Maier. In the tradition of Philip Gourevitch's bestselling We Regret to Inform You and Redmond O'Hanlon's No Mercy, This House Has Fallen is a bracing, disturbing, evocative report on the state of Africa's most populous, potentially richest, and most dangerously dysfunctional nation. Each year, with depressing consistency, Nigeria is declared the most corrupt state in the entire world. A nation into which billions of dollars of oil money flow, Nigeria's per capita income has dramatically fallen in the past two decades. All of the money has been stolen by elites. Also stolen has been democracy. Nigeria's leaders tend to elect themselves, often with the help of a gun. Military coup follows military coup. A rare democratic election is often merely a prelude to the next seizure of power by a general who wants greater access to the state's rapidly depleted vaults.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2000.
ISBN: 9781891620607
Branch Call Number: 966.9053 MAI
Characteristics: xxxvii, 327 p. ; 24 cm.


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