Jan 152007

John Ghazvinian holds a Doctorate in History from Oxford University, and recently wrote an essay called “The Curse of Oil” for the Virginia Quarterly Review. On this January 12th edition of Charlottesville–Right Now with Coy Barefoot, he discusses his essay – an eye-opening account of the “Politics of African Oil” in the Niger Delta. It explains the truth about oil drilling in Nigeria, and the incredibly disproportionate distribution of wealth. The essay is just a segment from a book Ghazvinian is releasing in April of this year, called “Untapped: The Scramble for Africa’s Oil.” The VQR’s editor, Ted Genoways, will be a guest later this week on Charlottesville–Right Now to discuss the article further.

Untapped: The Scramble for Africa's Oil

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  1. […] UPDATE: the podcast of Ghazvinian’s interview is now available at the Charlottesville Podcasting Network. […]

  2. […] Ted Genoways is the editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, the literary magazine of the University of Virginia. On this edition of Charlottesville–Right Now! with Coy Barefoot, he discusses the Winter Edition of the VQR – a massive 300-page “Journal of Literature and Discussion.” This issue features photographs from Chris Hondros, who recently won the highest award for war photography, as well as an essay by John Ghazvinian, who was on the show last week. It also features an installment of Art Spiegelman’s ongoing “comix memoir,” an untraditional comic by the Pulitzer-Prize winning author/artist of the graphic novel Maus. […]

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