Book Review: ,,Oil on Water,”a look into the tragic story of the Niger Delta

Oil and Water by Helon Habila is a book chronicles the story of two journalists, a reluctant mentor and a willing mentee,  as they search for a kidnapped white woman in the heart of the Niger Delta islands. As the two journey in this conflict ridden area of Nigeria, they unpurposefully find themselves redefining the search itself and reflecting on their previous experiences.

An unforgettable read, Oil on Water demystifies  the Niger Delta as not only a place of great conflict and oil but a place that people hold dear, where things connect in the harshnes of it all and where answers to nagging questions can be realised.


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