Never Quite An Insider.
A Nigerian memoir.
Twenty years of running multiple businesses in Nigeria qualifies me to write an instructive memoir. Indeed, having blown the whistle on corruption in one multi-national, faced two years of threats and intimidation in the ‘wild east’ of Aba and then sought to change the course of one of Nigeria’s highest profile corporates, I believe I have insights that have value. Throw in some humour and a willingness to tackle controversial subjects and I present you with an unusual account of this misunderstood society and my love affair with it.
Nov 28, 2019
On the 4th of April 2019 one of my closest friends John received a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions, ‘DWP’. It started with the following two sentences. “Dear Mr Clark, I wanted to look at your Personal Independence payment (PIP) to make sure you’re...
Nov 25, 2019
In support of Kadaria Ahmed’s plea to oppose the passage of “A Bill for an Act to Prohibit Frivolous Petitions and other Matters Connected therewith”. On November 1st of this year TIME magazine listed what they saw as the ten most concerning hostile...
Oct 30, 2019
Excerpts from Prof Wole Soyinka’s review of “Never Quite The Insider. A Nigerian Memoir.” At TerraKulture 17th October 2019. Part 2. The second and concluding part of Prof’s Review…………….. ‘A final word of commendation, and an inducement to such would-be film-makers:...
Oct 29, 2019
A book. A Column, Another book. A blog. There is too much racism, injustice, environmental damage, hypocrisy and the like out there to stay silent. So I am not going to. Because I can – and I care enough to want to.Read more →
Having harboured a desire to write for half a lifetime, BusinessDay gave me the opportunity with a weekly column. In 2007 these comments on Nigerian business, politics and society were collected and published. Many of them are as relevant to day as they were then.Learn more →
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It’s not just about me. I am proud of what my sons, Tom and George are doing as well as many of my mates’ children or even my old friends and contacts. This what they are up to or at least the links to their work or what’s influencing them.
- Building the friendship with Seun Kuti & crossing the generational divide in Nigeria.
- “Is it a British thing to want to use colour to get your way?” – A Question from the house at the Launch of “NQTI”
- “People don’t understand when we talk about corruption …… No! It’s been one whole life struggle” Prof Wole Soyinka.
- Why I was told never to drink the coffee in Guinness Nigeria: the poisoning saga. Extracts from the Lagos launch of NQTI
- Three Igbo Sisters at the National Theatre