Adjusted Lives: Stories of Structural Adjustments

SKU: RYLB10033

Odun Balogun captures the stress and agony in the lives of Nigerians as they daily grapple with the economic woes resulting from their country’s adoption of measures dictated by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

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Divided into three parts, this collection of nine stories set in Africa centres around the theme of structural adjustment. African lives, the stories suggest, have systematically been adjusted and exploited in the interest of merchants, priests, politicians, businessmen, soldiers and economists of the Western world since the seventeenth century. A powerful and moving collection from one of Africa’s most promising writers.