Scorpions Under Pillow: Terrorism in Africa

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AuthorHouse, 19. 6. 2008 - Počet stran: 376

The book is not about scorpions or pillows. It is a detailed research document about the philosophy, trends, patterns, and consequences of violent terrorist plots and their heinous activities in the African continent.


For over five decades, Africans north and south of the Sahara have tragically suffered deaths, destruction, and horror in the hands of those who desperately resort to violence and those who by their conducts inspire, instigate or encourage the use of violence. It took the world the despicable and bloody event of September 11 2001 to wake up to this global reality.


The book attempts to define, analyze and appraises terrorism, terrorism and their sense of reasoning, rationale and choice of targets in a continent whose people are simply grappling with the problem of poverty and underdevelopment.

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O autorovi (2008)

Shehu Sani is a foremost writer, human rights activist and social critic from northern Nigeria. He is the president of the Nigerian Civil Rights Congress.


Shehu Sani is the co-founder of the humanitarian group Hand-in-Hand Africa. He is actively involved in the relief operation of the 2005 Niger famine crisis. During the years of military dictatorship in Nigeria, Shehu had on several times been arrested, detained and charge for sedition, unlawful assembly and disturbance of public peace. In 1995, he was arraigned before a secret military tribunal and sentenced to life imprisonment for treason. After four years in prison he was released in 1998 on the return of democracy to Nigeria. He was appointed by the Nigerian government into many committees: National Committee on United Nations Reform, Charles Taylor Investigation Committee, Presidential Committee on the Control of Violent Crime and Illegal Weapons; Presidential Committee on Prison Reform, National Committee on Strategic Conflicts Assessment.


Shehu Sani was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Nigeria Institute of Continuing Education. He is also inducted into the hall of merit by the Association of Nigerian Authors ANA. He received an award from the West African Student Union (WASU) and English Literary Association of the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria.

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