'There is no comparable analysis of the sort offered by Africa's New Oil.'
Michael J. Watts, author of Curse of the Black Gold
'Through meticulous research, rigorous analysis and personable jargon-free language, Celeste Hicks lays bare one of the great development dilemmas of our time.'
Pete Lewenstein, author and former deputy editor at BBC African Service
'A timely and deeply insightful look at the oil industry in Africa. Hicks aptly captures key policy decisions and outcomes from country to country, while highlighting the important contextual challenges that influenced these policy choices.'
Charles Wanguhu, coordinator, Kenya Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas
'A must-read for all people that are at the frontlines of working towards reforming the governance of mining, oil, gas resources and revenues.'
Gilbert Makore, coordinator, Publish What You Pay-Zimbabwe
'Africa’s New Oil is a well-written journalistic introduction to the continent’s new oil producers and its case studies can offer something of value to academic and lay readers alike.'
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