Erscheinungsdatum: 09.09.2019, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Politics as Dashed Hopes in Nigeria, Autor: Anwar, Auwalu, Verlag: Safari Books Ltd, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Afrika, Rubrik: Politikwissenschaft, Seiten: 622, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 887 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
In 2002, 15-year-old Chinaemelum leaves America to go to Nigeria for summer break. Months later, she fights for her life against malaria. Summer is over, and her father refuses to give her back her passport to return to America with her mother. She is kept in Nigeria against her will. He puts her in an all-girls boarding school, where she struggles to adapt to life in a third world country. Two and a half years later, she and her siblings escape out of their father's house to the American Embassy in Lagos for hopes of leaving Nigeria.She is adamant about expressing her trauma of abandonment, abuse, and her survival mechanism then and now. Out of this tragedy, she's able to overcome and be a success today. She voices the portrayals of her childhood and teen years growing up as a Nigerian American in America to Nigerian parents. Raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, by a Christian pastor and his wife, life is portrayed in public as a God-fearing couple, but behind close doors Chinaemelum witness her father often beating her mother. He eventually begins to abuse Chinaemelum, by calling her a whore and a prostitute at age 13.Chinaemelum had high hopes when she heard she was going to Nigeria for the summer. She had no idea the gravity of the horrific adventure about to take place. Chinaemelum has been writing for more than 12 years. She is the author of her first book called Mangoes in the Rain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Bee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/196443/bk_acx0_196443_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
PI Robert Brixton is back in Margaret Truman’s Allied in Danger, Donald Bain’s next installment in the New York Times bestselling Capital Crimes series David Portland works security for America’s British Embassy in London. His life is upended when his son Trevor dies mysteriously in Nigeria, while employed by a suspicious security/mercenary company known as SureSafe. One night, Portland sees a man in a bar wearing a bracelet - a family heirloom, which he had given his son - and attacks the man. The information he learns will send Portland down a rabbit-hole of deadly deception - one which he hopes will lead him to the truth about his son’s death. Meanwhile, Robert Brixton, a noted Washington DC-based international investigator, has been hired to look into a fraudulent charity and a criminal warlord in Nigeria. His life and his investigations will soon become intertwined with Portland’s probe and that of his estranged, ex-wife, Elizabeth. Their interconnected cases will take Brixton to Nigeria, into that country’s Heart of Darkness and on one of the most violent and dangerous journeys of his life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David de Vries. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010375/bk_brll_010375_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Roads bind our world—metaphorically and literally—transforming landscapes and the lives of the people who inhabit them. Roads have unparalleled power to impact communities, unite worlds and sunder them, and reveal the hopes and fears of those who travel them.With his marvelous eye for detail and his contagious enthusiasm, Ted Conover explores six of these key byways worldwide. In Peru, he traces the journey of a load of rare mahogany over the Andes to its origin, an untracked part of the Amazon basin soon to be traversed by a new east-west route across South America. In East Africa, he visits truckers whose travels have been linked to the worldwide spread of AIDS. In the West Bank, he monitors highway checkpoints with Israeli soldiers and then passes through them with Palestinians, witnessing the injustices and danger borne by both sides. He shuffles down a frozen riverbed with teenagers escaping their Himalayan valley to see how a new road will affect the now-isolated Indian region of Ladakh. From the passenger seat of a new Hyundai piling up the miles, he describes the exuberant upsurge in car culture as highways proliferate across China. And from inside an ambulance, he offers an apocalyptic but precise vision of Lagos, Nigeria, where congestion and chaos on freeways signal the rise of the global megacity.A spirited, urgent book that reveals the costs and benefits of being connected—how, from ancient Rome to the present, roads have played a crucial role in human life, advancing civilization even as they set it back. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dick Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/002036/bk_brll_002036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The struggle for women empowerment in Nigeria dates as far back as the colonial era, with the colonialist redefinition and consequent reduction of the status of women. Having been exposed to, and impacted upon by such modern social forces and agents of social change and institutions as education, urbanization, increasing westernization, etc, with its attendant hopes, aspirations and new lifestyles, the women would like to assume the responsibility and roles associated with their new statuses in order to be relevant in the affairs of their communities.In Unwana, our study area, changes have occurred in the lives of the women. This study focuses on the extent to which the socio-cultural factors within Unwana (a typical rural Nigerian community), impede or facilitate the empowerment of Unwana women.
The effort to alleviate poverty traditionally in Nigeria was based principally on natural capital, physical or produced capital, human capital and financial capital. The missing link in these four types of capital is social capital. This book is a product of guided research meant to examine the influence of social capital and micro credit on poverty status of rural farm households in the biggest black nation in the world. The research was conducted by seasoned scholars with great expertise in econometric modelling and households survey. This masterpiece is a sure guide, companion and a dependable reference to researchers, policy makers, academics as well as students both undergraduates and postgraduates. This study also hopes to stimulate wider interest and attract more attention to the need for social capital as reflected in associational activity in the bid to redefine, revitalize and alleviate rural poverty.
This book explains the history and lifestyle of one of Nigeria's most exciting politicians, His Excellency, Jigawa State's Governor, Dr. Sule Lamido. It is a thorough research memoir of a focused politician who has the interest of the public at heart. The book discusses Sule's foreign policy diplomacy, his hopes, dreams and aspiration for a different Nigeria and how leadership etiquettes and principles can be restored and entrenched in the country's nascent democracy. The author's engaging style offers a remarkable story of a well experienced politician, beautifully told. The book is certainly a compendium of Sule Lamido's reformation philosophy. It really exposes, in detail, what human being can do as service to humanity either alone or with anybody that cares to effect change. It is a good account on the history of a grassroot politician whose radical reform agenda has virtually touched everywhere in Jigawa State, Nigeria. Teachers and students of political science, anthropology and history will find this book a reference material, most especially in teaching the political-economy and effective management of states' resources not only in Nigeria, but also generally in Africa.