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The Resource This house has fallen : midnight in Nigeria, Karl Maier

This house has fallen : midnight in Nigeria, Karl Maier

Label
This house has fallen : midnight in Nigeria
Title
This house has fallen
Title remainder
midnight in Nigeria
Statement of responsibility
Karl Maier
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This House Has Fallen is a report on the perilous condition of one of the most complex multi-ethnic nations. The world's tenth most populous country with 110 million inhabitants, a potpourri of languages and people, and boundless dynamism, the West African state of Nigeria is a pivot point for the continent, like Brazil in South America or Indonesia in Southeast Asia. As Nigeria goes, so goes Africa, and, as Karl Maier makes vividly clear, things are not going well at all. Each year, with depressing consistency, Nigeria is declared one of the most corrupt countries in the world. A nation into which billions of dollars of oil money flow, Nigeria's per capita income has plummeted during the past two decades, while the bulk of the money has been stolen by elites
  • Nigeria's leaders have tended to elect themselves, by bullet and not ballot, with military coup following military coup. A country of rapidly rising ethnic and religious tensions and rapidly falling living standards, the pressure cooker that is Nigeria is building dangerously close to an explosion that would send shock waves throughout Africa and beyond."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maier, Karl
Dewey number
966.905/3
Index
index present
LC call number
DT515.842
LC item number
.M35 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nigeria
  • Politics and government
  • Nigeria
  • Politik
  • Nigeria
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • Politik
  • Nigeria
Label
This house has fallen : midnight in Nigeria, Karl Maier
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A coup from heaven -- Voting day -- Army arrangement -- The Ogoni wars -- The journey of a thousand miles -- The faithful -- Children of Ham -- The spirit of Odùduwà -- "This animal called man" -- A glass cage
Control code
ocm43634893
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 327 pages
Isbn
9781891620607
Lccn
00028199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o43634893
  • (OCoLC)43634893
Label
This house has fallen : midnight in Nigeria, Karl Maier
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A coup from heaven -- Voting day -- Army arrangement -- The Ogoni wars -- The journey of a thousand miles -- The faithful -- Children of Ham -- The spirit of Odùduwà -- "This animal called man" -- A glass cage
Control code
ocm43634893
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 327 pages
Isbn
9781891620607
Lccn
00028199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o43634893
  • (OCoLC)43634893

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