When Alan is appointed general manager for a new operation in the Nigerian Delta area he expects some simple technical challenges but this is 1990s Nigeria. There will be problems aplenty but very few of them will be technical. Just living provides problems enough where power is at a premium and running water an unheard of luxury. Then there are the inter-tribal issues with one impoverished tribe playing ‘beggar they neighbour’ with another impoverished tribe.
Then there are the ‘ashowus’, girls with no education or prospects earning a living the only way they can.