This House Has Fallen

This House Has Fallen

Nigeria in Crisis

eBook - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
A report on the state of Nigeria notes its potential to be the most prosperous nation in Africa and discusses the area's most pressing problems including corruption, military coups, rising ethnic tensions, and falling standards of living. Reprint.

Perseus Publishing
To understand Africa, one must understand Nigeria, and few Americans understand Nigeria better than Karl Maier. This House Has Fallen is a bracing and disturbing 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. Though Nigeria is a nation into which billions of dollars of oil money flow, its per capita income has fallen dramatically in the past two decades. Military coup follows military coup. A bellwether for Africa, it is a country of rising ethnic tensions and falling standards of living, very possibly on the verge of utter collapse — a collapse that could dramatically overshadow even the massacres in Rwanda.A brilliant piece of reportage and travel writing, This House Has Fallenlooks into the Nigerian abyss and comes away with insight, profound conclusions, and even some hope. Updated with a new preface by the author.

A journey into contemporary Africa's most powerful and most corrupt nation

Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780786730612
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxvii, 326 pages) : maps


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