Black Gold - Black Scorpion

Black Gold - Black Scorpion

by George S Boughton


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993275609
Publisher: George Boughton Publishing
Publication date: 08/31/2015
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Born to English parents in Eritrea, George S Boughton, Chartered Engineer, BSc.MechE(Hons), MIMechE (UK), has had an internation education: Les Petit Oiseau (Rome), Roaring Brook Elementary School (New York), Wellington School (Somerset UK), and Northampton College of Advanced Technology (City University, London).

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

Port Harcourt

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

Midwest Nigeria

A gélè, expressed everything


Dere be people hurt here!

We sensed no hostility

One of the Babies flew through

Port Harcourt

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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