Adjusted Lives: Stories of Structural Adjustments
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.
“In Adjusted Lives”, Odun Balogun succinctly captures the stress and agony in the lives of Nigerians. He shows the struggle as they grapple daily with their country’s economic woes. Many of which resulting from the adoption of measures dictated by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.