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Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in The Niger Delta Hardcover – May 13, 2008

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Ed Kashi was born in New York City and received a degree in photojournalism from Syracuse University. Kashi’s first major documentary project, a study of the Protestant community in Northern Ireland, garnered him an NEA grant. His book When The Borders Bleed: The Struggle of the Kurds (Pantheon, 1994) was the result of his cover story for National Geographic. Kashi has received numerous awards, including the World Press and Pictures of the Year competitions. The author of Aging in America: The Years Ahead (powerHouse Books, 2003), Kashi has also published his work in National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, Time, Fortune, Geo, Smithsonian, Newsweek, Natural History, U.S. News & World Report, The Atlantic Monthly, Audubon, Granta, Aperture, and American Photo, among others. Kashi lives in New Jersey.

Michael Watts is Chancellor’s Professor and Director of African Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His writing on the Niger Delta has been widely published, and he received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001 to conduct research on oil in Nigeria.
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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: powerHouse Books; first edition edition (May 13, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1576874265
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576874264
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 1 x 12.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,089,619 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By expat on June 4, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I just returned from working in Port Harcourt for several months. This is a very graphic book from people who were able to penetrate the heart of the Niger Delta with pictures that very few people would otherwise be able to see.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Victoria Clark on November 19, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Building on my love for Michael Watts, this book is simply phenomenal. Watts and Kashi have gathered some of the best photographs I've seen of the Niger Delta crisis, and assembled them with compelling accounts of the crisis by activists and academics. No doubt, this book will not only encourage you to explore the issue in greater detail but the previous works of both Watts and Kashi as well. Please buy this book! It is an important read, it's extremely moving, and it's a steal at the price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William D. Tompkins on December 27, 2008
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This is a well laid out book with excellent photos and interesting story test. i recommend this book.
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