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    Pdf Free [Oil on Water] ✓ Helon Habila Rufus a young journalist on his first major assignment travels into the troubled oil rich Nigerian Delta hoping to land his breakthrough news story interviewing the kidnappers of a British oil engineer's wife and proving that the captive is alive The dangers lurking among the oilfields and the pipelines that meander snake like across the Delta's waters cannot deter him especially as he is in the company of his

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Free read ´ Oil on Water 102 They must contend with the brutality of both government soldiers and militants Assailed by irresolvable versions of the truth about the woman's disappearance dependent on the kindness of strangers of unknowable loyalties their journalistic objectivity will prove unsustainable but other values might yet salvage their human dignity. This book revolves around the Niger Delta area the struggle for oil and power the contaminated water the fleeing Niger Deltan residents and the conseuences of greed Helon Habila takes the reader on a ride exposing the environmental conditions poor health insecurities and the harsh realities that people in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria are experiencing through the eyes of two journalists Za and Rufus Za who was nibbling on his past glory as an accomplished journalist was on a mission to reclaim his fame and his reputation after a lost love affair a fall out with his past employer and a past criminal record smeared his name He decided to go on a dangerous but newsworthy trip to rescue a British woman who was kidnapped by the militants for a ransom which he believed would resuscitate his glory Tagging along with him is Rufus a photo journalist whose goal was to gain some recognition while pursing this story and to be accorded some respect among his journalist peers As these two men began their journey Helon visually captured the effect of oil spill in the area There are ferocious fires bulldozing villages daily which can be seen through the orange glows There is also a lack of security in this area Homegrown militants who are residents of the area but are against the oil companies who have exploited the lands are terrorizing people stealing and threatening anyone who is not in support of their mission Their goal is to secure their lands and partake in its glorious financial output The environmental degradation of the area is captured by Helon s words which informed the readers about the negative economic impact of oil spill Rivers that habited big fishes and crabs and was a source of their livelihood have degraded because of the pollution Dead fishes and dead bodies often washed off the shores and many residents in the area travel far in other to get uality fishes and crabs to sell I did not know much about the Niger Delta area and their struggles but this book opened my eyes to what is currently happening there I often read about the militants as thugs and jobless young people from a negative perspective but this book humanized and shed a positive light on them I cannot imagine being a resident of this area and not feeling a pang of pain over what the oil companies are doing to my people and to my land After reading this book I developed a new perspective about the Niger Delta militants and actually applaud them for fighting to keep these greedy politicians and expatriates at bayI hope someone from the government reads this book and begins a reconciliatory process about this issue which is damaging lives and have rendered thousands homeless How can a whole village move from their ancestral home because they feel unsafe in their land How dare the Nigerian government kidnap a chief who is the most respectable person in a community from his home and return his dead body to his community because he refused to sign off his lands to hungry and selfish oil company CEO s I recommend a sincere apology to be tendered to the Niger Deltans and for these residents to get a fair percentage from any profit made from oil sales They should be compensated by awarding everyone a monthly stipend security free healthcare and uality education at no cost to them In addition I would suggest that a member from each community elected by the people should be a member of the Executive board in every oil company in the area This would help prioritize and consider the needs of the Niger Deltans before any decision is made by the boardI rate this book 9510 and highly recommend it to every young Nigerian especially those who desire to take up leadership roles in the country Our decisions matter and have ripple effects So when we seat at the table lets be on the right side of history for posterity

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Free read ´ Oil on Water 102 The new generation of twenty first century African writers have now come of age Without a doubt Habila is one of the best Emmanuel DongalaIn the oil rich and environmentally devastated Nigerian Delta the wife of a British oil executive has been kidnapped Two journalists a young upstart Rufus and a once great now disillusioned ve. a stunning novel one I highly recommend it to people who want to be enlightened about human and environmental conditions in other nations Maybe some people think it s not cool to be reading fiction about the damage caused by big bad corporations but really I don t care about opinions I want to know what s happening in the world Oil on Water highlights only a small portion of what s going on and what s been going on for some time but what is happening now and what s been happening in the Delta area of Nigeria for nearly 50 years is just shameful You can click here for a full on discussion or just continue reading for the abridged versionSet in the Niger Delta Oil on Water examines the changes brought about by the oil industry which drilled its first well in 1956 and has remained a permanent fixture ever since This very short but powerful novel the story seen through the eyes of a journalist named Rufus briefly brings together the stories of five different groups in the area 1 the people who live in the Delta whose traditional lands waterways and ways of life have been changed exploited and in many cases damaged beyond repair 2 the numerous groups of freedom fightersmilitants whose operations pit them against 3 the oil companies and 4 the government soldiers who routinely patrol the area and 5 the journalists who are invited to come and witness record and relay the truth of what s really going on in the Delta While the subject matter is disturbing on many levels Habila s writing is stunning conveying a very real sense of the human effects of the changes wrought by the oil industry thereThe frame for this novel is that the wife of an oil company executive has been kidnapped and a group of journalists have been invited to make the journey up the river for an interview with her and her captors Rufus is a new reporter at the 3rd largest paper in Port Harcourt and when the reuest to get the story comes in he volunteers for a job that all of the journalists know is potentially fatal after the earlier killings of two reporters on a similar mission Along with him is his idol Za a once great reporter now past his glory days once famous for his stories that emphasized the humanity beneath events As they make their journey upriver for the story they become part of it they are held as prisoners and encounter others who have also been taken captive they are firsthand witnesses to murder and other violent acts and throughout their trek they experience the horrific devastation of waterways and land that used to sustain entire populations The story goes back and forth through time as Rufus relates both his past and Za s Rufus also talks to various people they encounter along the way and hears their respective stories of how they came to be where they are at present The author spares no detail in describing the environmental devastation including the foul and sulphurous river with its floating dead and dying wildlife the fish that have disappeared the perpetually burning flares of gas that burn throughout the night and produce toxic fumes and land that is so oil soaked that nothing can grow But he also focuses heavily on the human side of things Government corruption is a reality that sustains poverty and poverty engenders groups like the militantsfreedom fighters who disrupt oil production until they re paid off kidnap for huge ransoms and are in a state of perpetual warfare with government soldiers that involves the lives of otherwise innocent people Tapping oil lines just to survive sometimes with disastrous results according to the author is another human conseuence as is the move to bigger cities where work is hard or nearly impossible to come by Oil and Water is a depressing novel but at the same time the story is very well written giving the reader pause to think If you re saying in your head oh crap not another story about the evil oil corporations well yes there is definitely a LOT of that here At its core however this is an all too human story based on realities that most people reading this book including myself can t even begin to fathom It brings to light an ongoing state of environmental devastation and human rights issues that most people either aren t aware of and well frankly probably don t care about because it s somewhere over in Africa and isn t relevant to daily living And that s really a shame I loved this novel and all I can say by way of recommendation is READ THIS BOOK

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Free read ´ Oil on Water 102 Teran Za are sent to find her In a story rich with atmosphere and taut with suspense Oil on Water explores the conflict between idealism and cynical disillusionment in a journey full of danger and unintended conseuencesAs Rufus and Za navigate polluted rivers flanked by exploded and dormant oil wells in search of the white woman. This was a wonderful glimpse into the confusion violence desperation and hope of the Niger Delta region and its people It was up close and personal in the way I like when reading about conflicted parts of the world Too often writers bring the camera too far back so that readers can see the big picture however in the process they lose the humanity of what s going on and the humans involved become like tiny pawns being moved about I hate that This book did the opposite I love thatNevertheless this wasn t as tantalizing and engulfing as my favorite Habila book Waiting for an Angel I also listened to the audio version and the reader s poor accent drove me crazy I have had to read my own work and do accents that I m not all that good at So I understand it s now easy Clearly this reader was not Nigeria BUT there are basics that a professional reader should get when doing accents different from his or her own In this case he mispronounced Igbo and pronounced Lagos like a non Nigerian No no no I had to stop listening a few times because his accent was so annoying and off I listened to the audio book because of time constraints the only time I have to read are when I am cooking or working out If you have the the time do not get the audio bookAnyway a good Habila book but not my personal favorite I will read of his work certainly He s great

  • Paperback
  • 239
  • Oil on Water
  • Helon Habila
  • English
  • 17 September 2018
  • 9780393339642