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6.02.2010

Doing Dangerously Well

A dark comedy about disaster capitalism, cutthroat office politics, vicious sibling rivalry, hapless do-gooderism and the corporatization of water. 

 Synopsis
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 downstream. The Minister for 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 sniffs an opportunity to privatize water concessions in Africa. Her sister, Barbara, who has never encountered a cause she could not carry a placard for, gets up off her yoga mat and 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.




1 commentaire:

TUDZ! a dit…

Merci beaucoup! <3
LOL I will definetly seek this novel out :D