"Nigeria's recent presidential election was praised by the international community for its orderliness and the numbers who turned out to vote, despite threats from Boko Haram insurgents to disrupt the polls. Now that the government has been in power for more than 100 days, Black Gold Black Scorpion couldn't be timelier. George S Boughton, who lives in Weybridge, was an oil engineer in Nigeria during the 1967 to 1970 Biafran war and what emerges from this intense, emotional memoir is a withering indictment of governing elites and the destructive consequences of their out-of-control behaviour. Around a million people starved to death or were killed in the fighting; yet the news vacuum meant that Boughton and other expat workers were often in the dark about the true extent of what was going on. A fascinating, first-hand account of how a nation at war with itself became a magnet for cold war politics as it sank into moral darkness." SURREY LIFE magazine Oct 2015 p. 81 Juliette Foster
Black Gold - Black Scorpion by George S Boughton
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