A dark comedy about disaster capitalism, cutthroat office politics,
vicious sibling rivalry, hapless do-gooderism and the
corporatization of water.
When a humanitarian catastrophe strikes Nigeria, an unforgettable
cast of Machiavellian opportunists and quixotic do-gooders swoop in
to make the most of the tragedy.
Some time in the near future, Kainji Dam, the engineering marvel
that is the pride of Nigeria, collapses, killing thousands of
villagers. The Minister of Natural Resources can hardly believe his
luck - now he can make a bid for the presidency. On the other side
of the world, the grimly ambitious executive of a water company
also sniffs an opportunity - to make her bosses happy by
privatizing a major African river. Her sister, Barbara, who has
never encountered a cause she wouldn't carry a placard for, joins
forces with Femi Jegede, a charismatic Nigerian activist whose
family was swept away in the disaster. The result: a wickedly
satirical romp along a road to hell paved with both good and bad
intentions. Brazen, hilarious and sublimely written, Carole
Enahoro's debut novel is simply dazzling.
"From the Hardcover edition."
Random House of Canada
|Country of origin:
||133 x 203 x 27mm (L x W x T)
General & literary fiction >
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!