Over half a century later this memoir of the Biafran War couldn't be timelier, recounting the lives of a young oil engineer, his wife and newborn child when the international media had no access to one of the worst episodes of African history.
|Publisher:||George Boughton Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.34(d)|
About the Author
Boughton went on to lead an expatriate life, firstly in oilfield engineering with Shell in Nigeria and the UK and then with Creole Production Services International in Kuwait. He was a partner of Form Arabia Furnishing in Kuwait, a consultant in change management with the Nichols Group in Hong Kong and then in information management services with Azeus Systems in Hong Kong and South Africa.
Now based in the UK, this international lifestyle coupled with his deep knowledge of oil exploration and production as well as dire experiences working in conflict zones through the Biafran War have served him well in writing Black Gold - Black Scorpion.
Table of Contents
Map of Biafra
We were startled in our sleep by an explosion
It was ‘dry’ in that it didn’t rain, much
Oh, de bomb not be for you
We were hostages
We got into wooden canoes and paddled hard
You leave next week
A gélè, expressed everything
SHELL ENGINEER YOU GO PASS DIS PLACE YOU GO DIE O
Dere be people hurt here!
We sensed no hostility
One of the Babies flew through
I have to kill the Ibos
You bring the girl who is not there
I read Ojukwu’s book…He was right
A complex man, in a complex situation
Tyres smoking on the roadside
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