This House Has Fallen
Nigeria in Crisis
By (author) Karl Maier
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This House Has Fallen by Karl Maier
Book DescriptionTo 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813340456
(229mm x 153mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Karl Maier
Angola, Paperback (March 2007)
A first-hand account of Angola's civil war.
Man of the People, Paperback (November 2001)
As Minister for Culture, the Honourable M A Nanga is 'a man of the people', as cynical as he is charming, and a roguish opportunist. This work deals with modern African history.
Into the House of the Ancestors, Paperback (February 1999)» View all books by Karl Maier
Experience Africa's vibrant and volatile struggle at the crossroads between tradition and modernity... INTO THE HOUSE OF THE ANCESTORS "Rich... fascinating. " --The New York Times Book Review "A master of eyewitness description and of the telling interview, [Maier] has unearthed Africa's hidden heroes and heroines.
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Author Biography - Karl Maier
Karl Maier has been the Africa correspondent for London's Independent newspaper and a contributor to The Economist and the Washington Post. His previous two books on Africa, Angola: Promises and Lies and Into the House of the Ancestors, received glowing reviews internationally. He lives in London.
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