Adewale Maja-Pearce: Political violence in Africa, 25 July 2002
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Black Swan, 320 pp., £7.99, January 2002, 0 552 99891 5Show More
This House Has Fallen: Nigeria in Crisis by Karl Maier.
Penguin, 327 pp., £9.99, February 2002, 0 14 029884 3Show More
The Mask of Anarchy: The Destruction of Liberia and the Religious Dimension of an African Civil War by Stephen Ellis.
Hurst, 350 pp., £40, November 1999, 1 85065 417 4Show More
“... transfer of money abroad. Ken Saro-Wiwa was hardly a saint. In This House Has Fallen, Karl Maier, an American journalist who has spent many years reporting from all over Africa, gives Saro-Wiwa an entire chapter. Unlike Ken Wiwa, he delves deeply into the activities of Shell, and gives an instance in 1990 when the company called in the dreaded Mobile ...”