Endorsements & Reviews-
Resources & Opportunity is a bold and analytical account of rural life showing in vivid details how the poor struggle to re-engineer social relations in order to co-produce resources and deploy them in making a living. It shows that rural people fruitfully face up to corruption, commercialisation, competition, marginalisation and state penetration, to remain 'afloat' and sane in unfavourable conditions. The empirical nature of the work makes it interesting and useful for students, scholars and policy makers.
Oti Eyetsemitan, PhD, Social Scientist at the Federal College of Education, Lagos, Nigeria
This is a remarkable book that utilises everyday happenings to tell a persuasive story on how the poor re-arrange their social and physical landscapes to create resources and opportunity for constructing livelihoods. It is written by the author both from an insider and outsider
perspective. It is compulsory reading for mission and development practitioners, scholars and policy-makers working in Africa and elsewhere.
Damon So, PhD, Research Tutor, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Oxford, UK