EXPLOITATION, HARDSHIP AND CORRUPTION AS IMPEDIMENTS TO DEVELOPMENT IN THE NIGER DELTA: A STUDY OF KAINE AGARY’S YELLOW-YELLOW

Christian Chukwuloo Chukwueloka

Abstract


Corruption in the Niger Delta and in fact, the Third World Countries, manifests itself in many guises or form. In the Niger Delta, the oil rich area of Nigeria, there exist  many aspects of corruption which are occasioned by the presence of oil which brought in Expatriates to the land. This study looked at  exploitation, hardship and corruption as what retard development in the Niger Delta, using Kaine Agary’s Yellow-Yellow. The study made use of Marxist theory of literature. The research exposed the various forms of corruption in the Niger Delta – the exploitation of young girls by both Expatriates and the African bourgeoisies. While the land is generally degraded by the exploration of oil without a corresponding benefit or maintenance of the environment, their women are also sexually cheated. The study indeed concluded that exploitation and other forms of corruption impede development in third world countries generally and the Niger Delta in particular..


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