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An Evening With Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Lagos)


Rovingheights, a Lagos online bookstore, will on Thursday, June 21, 2018 host Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala - Nigeria’s former Minister for Finance and the author of widely acclaimed book “Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous” to an evening of reading and book signing.

Published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, “Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind The Headlines” is a timely account of Dr Okonjo Iweala’s stint as Nigeria’s immediate past Finance Minister and her spirited attempt to plug leakages and take on vested interests hobbling the growth of the Nigerian economy. The audacious book also details the personal cost of cleaning Nigeria’s Augean stables, which for the author included numerous death threats, culminating in the kidnap of her mother. In Dr Okonjo Iweala’s words: “It is risky for me to write this book, but also dangerous not to write it. It is risky because corrupt and vested interests described in the book may attempt to attack me and my family physically and reputationally as they have done before.”

The special event is one of Rovingheights’ literacy interventions geared towards generating thoughtful conversations around books and deepening a vibrant reading culture in Nigeria.

Where: Radission Blu, Victoria Island, Lagos.

When: Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7.30 pm.