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An African Affair by Nina Darnton
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Jun 29, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: goodreads-giveaways, 2011

I haven't received the book yet, just received notice I had won it. 6/29/11
Just received. I hope to start soon. I have 3 in line first. 7/11/11
Just started at lunch, only about 30 pages in though. 7/15/11
Finished Saturday, 7/16/11

Political unrest has hit Nigeria in the mid 1990's. A CIA agent is killed along with his wife. He was undercover with the military leader of Nigeria. The CIA send in another agent who says she has the perfect idea on how to handle. Then the story goes to center on a journalist stationed in Nigeria. She has been granted an interview with Olumide. She ends up reporting everything, from the resistance, to the lies told her by Olumide to features on some locals. This endangers her life.

I have to admit I was (and am) blissfully ignorant of much of the worlds problems. I had no idea that Nigeria was struggling so much. I had some friends that came to the US for school from Nigeria. I couldn't ever understand why, and now I know. Some of the items in the story that the author mentions brought clarity to some strange conversations I had with those friends. Same time period and all, so WOW! Didn't see that coming.

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