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Book Chronicles Nigeria's Oil 'Curse'

Nigeria is one of the top producers of oil in the world and a major supplier of oil to the United States.

The book, Curse of the Black Gold, traces Nigeria's 50-year history of oil interests, featuring pictures by photojournalist Ed Kashi.

Farai Chideya talks with Kashi and Omoyele Sowore about oil exploitation in Nigeria.

Read an excerpt.

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