Jo Tatchell is a journalist who has spent many years in the Middle East and Arab countries. Jo’s first book Nabee’s Song is the true story of one family’s experience of life before, during and after the regime of Saddam Hussein. Jo was brought up in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates; she shares her insight into the transformation of what was essentially - back is the seventies - a small town to a hi-tech metropolis with aspirations to be a world leading city.Find out more about Jo Tatchell
A Diamond in the Desert: Behind the Scenes in the World's Richest City
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Michael Peel is the legal correspondent for the Financial Times, having previously been its West Africa correspondent. He has specialized in oil and financial crime. He first went to Nigeria in 2001 on a visit for the paper but moved there in 2002 for three years. He was there most recently in May this year.Find out more about Michael Peel
In his latest book A Swamp Full of Dollars Michael Peel, analyses why chaos and corruption have made West Africa a trouble spot, or as he puts it ‘as hot as the local pepper soup’.
A Swamp Full of Dollars: Pipelines and Paramilitaries at Nigeria's Oil Frontier
Publisher: I B TAURIS
Matthew Teller is an award-winning travel writer and freelance journalist. Car and air transport have been the main ways of getting about on the Arabic Peninsula but Dubai has just opened its first metro system. Matthew also reports on the recently approved plans to build a new high-speed rail network linking Kuwait Oman via most of the Gulf States. This will ease the notoriously bad traffic congestion across the Middle East - and specifically in the Gulf countries – caused by the huge number of cars on the roads.Find out more about Matthew Teller
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