Oil Cemetary

Oil Cemetary

Oil Cemetery is an eloquent and truth-based novel about suffering in the oil-producing Niger-Delta region of Nigeria. This powerful book shows how Nigerians cope with...

Author : Mary Ifeoma Nwoye

Genre :Nigerian Fiction

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Oil Cemetery is an eloquent and truth-based novel about suffering in the oil-producing Niger-Delta region of Nigeria. This powerful book shows how Nigerians cope with the environmental pollution that has accompanied the discovery of oil wealth in their community. On the one hand there is obscene wealth enjoyed by the few, while the masses live in poverty and suffer from the environmental degradation of their land. This powerful story tells the quest of those people seeking a solution to the deaths and human suffering, even as it delves into the intrigues and manipulations of the upper class. Rita, a fragile young girl whose father was a victim of the oil company, by a twist of fate is the one leading a subtle revolution that will shock the entire community. Oil Cemetery is aptly titled. Dr. May Ifeoma Nwoye is from Nigeria and studied in the United States. She was a former national vice president of Nigerian Authors (ANA). She has written other novels and a collection of short stories. "My inspiration for OIL CEMETRY came from the monumental noise, the endless tears, and the insensitive treatment of the inhabitants of oil producing areas in Nigeria, where the land that produces the wealth of a nation suffers from abject poverty and deprivation in the face of environmental degradation."