The Economics of Extraction – new article on the Niger Delta

(This article by Ben Amunwa first appeared in the current, oil-themed issue of Foto 8 magazine –http://www.foto8.com/new/in-print/8-magazine¬†) Outside the plane window at the Niger Delta, the oil region of Nigeria, I can see a solid bed of rainforest with wide ribbons of water the colour of coffee dregs coiling through it. I try to orientate,...