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As a Nigerian who has worked for Shell and Chevron at different times.
I have lived in Lagos, Warri and Port Harcourt and can relate to some of the
stories. Read more
I am involved in some projects in the African oil industry and wanted to know more about its impact on politics as well as on the lives of common people. Read morePublished on March 6, 2013 by S. Jain
I received the book in a very timely manner and as described. No pages were torn or written in and the packaging was bubble wrap. I would definitely recommend this seller.Published on May 27, 2011 by Beautiful
I saw John Ghazvinian speak at San Diego State University when this book was released and had read the book the few days prior to his speech. Read morePublished on January 30, 2011 by Douglas J. La Rose
This is a very interesting, thorough book about the recent oil boom in West Africa. Obviously not for everyone, but I learned a lot about the region, including the colonial origins... Read morePublished on December 27, 2010 by bottomofthe9th
The author of this book traveled thru Africa interviewing people affected by their local oil industries to provide insight into what is happening in this continent. Read morePublished on December 19, 2010 by Newton Ooi
The book was very informative and the content was interesting. My only negative is the book kind of dragged on for me. Read morePublished on August 15, 2009 by E. Umana
This is an eminently readable book about the oil-rich nations of Africa. Ghazvinian weaves together a serious treatise on the problems of development with entertaining travel... Read morePublished on June 5, 2009 by saskatoonguy
I give this book two thumbs up and have recommended it to many friends. I worked in Nigeria as a production geologist for 3. Read morePublished on December 5, 2008 by Roy B. Luck