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A Swamp Full of Dollars: Pipelines and Paramilitaries at Nigeria's Oil Frontier

by Michael Peel - £12.99  I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd (2011)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781848858404 | ISBN 10: 184885840x

Nigeria is a country where petroleum prices and polio are both booming, where small villages challenge giant oil companies, and scooter drivers run their own mini-state. The oil-rich Delta region at the heart of it all is, as Peel shows us, a troublespot as hot as the local pepper soup.
 
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, Peel tells the story of this extraordinary country, which grows ever more wild and lawless by the day as its crude oil pumps through our cities.

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