Tom Burgis has been tenacious and intrepid in confronting the powerful vested interests – corporate, military, financial and political – that have fed to excess off Africa’s riches. He has been reporting for the Financial Times for the last eight years, writing a series of prizewinning investigative reports from Johannesburg and Lagos. He was the winner of the FT’s second annual Jones-Mauthner Memorial Prize for his superb reporting and exposés of corruption.
By Tom Burgis
Read by Grover Gardner
Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's Wealth
One of Financial Times’ Books of the Year, 2015.
"A brave, excoriating exposé of the systematic ruination of resource-rich countries of Africa, leaving penury and strife for its millions of inhabitants...An earnest, eye-opening, important account for Western readers." - Kirkus (Starred Review)
Released July 19, 2016