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The Beginning and End of the Oil Curse?
By Michael L. Ross
For the last thirty years, good geology has led to bad politics.
Petroleum Venus
By Alexander Snegiryov
From the heavens black gold pours down.
Translated from Russian by Arch Tait
We Have
By Mazen Kerbaj
We have nations that we don’t want.
Translated from French by the author
from “Morti di Sonno”
By Davide Reviati
“If one of those things explodes, the city’ll blow up too.”
Translated from Italian by Jamie Richards
Abdelrahman Munif and the Uses of Oil
By Peter Theroux
“Cities of Salt” was no more about oil than “The Godfather” was about olive oil.
Landscape image of Karoo, Beaufort West, South Africa
Photo by Juanita Swart on Unsplash
Poison Karoo
By Etienne van Heerden
Perhaps I will poison a petrol engineer’s coffee.
Translated from Afrikaans by Isobel Dixon
By Andreas Eschbach
No one seriously considered the idea that the world’s oil deposits might be limited.
Translated from German by Anne Posten
State of Hypnosis
By María Sonia Cristoff
After a while you reach a dazed state, a stupor in the face of nothing in particular.
Translated from Spanish by Sarah Ann Wells
Pulse beyond the Horizon
By Anja Kampmann
For six years Arabian Drilling has clocked my time.
Translated from German by Annie Janusch
When Can We Be Sane?
By Stephen E. Kekeghe
A precious oil meadow that churns out / Bent and Sweet Crude
Translated from Urhobo by the author