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Oil on Water

Helon Habila

In the oil-rich and environmentally devestated Nigerian Delta, a British oil executive's wife has been kidnapped. Two journalists - a young upstart, Rufus, and a once-great, now disillusioned veteran, Zaq - are sent to find her. In a story rich with atmosphere and taut with suspense, Oil on Water explores the conflict between idealism and cynical disillusionment in a journey full of danger and unintended consequences. As they navigate polluted rivers flanked by exploded and dormant oil wells, they must contentd with the brutality of both government soldiers and militants. Assailed by irresolvable versions of the 'truth' about the woman's disappearance, dependant on the kindness of strangers of unknowable loyalties, their journalistic objectivity will prove unsustainable, but other values might yet salvage their human dignity.

In the oil-rich and environmentally devestated Nigerian Delta, a British oil executive's wife has been kidnapped. Two journalists - a young upstart, Rufus, and a once-great, now disillusioned veteran, Zaq - are sent to find her. In a story rich with atmosphere and taut with suspense, Oil on Water explores the conflict between idealism and cynical disillusionment in a journey full of danger and unintended consequences. As they navigate polluted rivers flanked by exploded and dormant oil wells, they must contentd with the brutality of both government soldiers and militants. Assailed by irresolvable versions of the 'truth' about the woman's disappearance, dependant on the kindness of strangers of unknowable loyalties, their journalistic objectivity will prove unsustainable, but other values might yet salvage their human dignity.
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In the oil-rich and environmentally devestated Nigerian Delta, a British oil executive's wife has been kidnapped. Two journalists - a young upstart, Rufus, and a once-great, now disillusioned veteran, Zaq - are sent to find her. In a story rich with atmosphere and taut with suspense, Oil on Water explores the conflict between idealism and cynical disillusionment in a journey full of danger and unintended consequences. As they navigate polluted rivers flanked by exploded and dormant oil wells, they must contentd with the brutality of both government soldiers and militants. Assailed by irresolvable versions of the 'truth' about the woman's disappearance, dependant on the kindness of strangers of unknowable loyalties, their journalistic objectivity will prove unsustainable, but other values might yet salvage their human dignity.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Allen

Length:

8h 37m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:38


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

27:10


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

36:50


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

33:44


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

24:43


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

18:55


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

14:45


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

49:58


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

06:48


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

32:20


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

30:07


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

22:02


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

20:15


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

24:13


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

12:49


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

29:59


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

12:13


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

16:52


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

25:07


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

21:27


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

30:39


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

25:04


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

00:58