A convenient democracy? Why political dysfunction works well for some in an African superpower

Sep 10, 2017 01:00 pm
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Service Hall
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In the quiet halls where real decisions are made, the liberal struggle for a more functional, progressive democracy is met with anything from revulsion to violence, and with at least passive support from the powers for whom Nigeria is important. Who does this "democracy" work for and why?


ELNATHAN JOHN [Nigeria] is a lawyer, writer, and satirist. Among other things he explores pastoralism and gender. In 2017 his first novel »Born on a Tuesday« is forthcoming in German.