Kleptopia book

The Sunday Times bestseller

A must-read ... magisterial

The Washington Post [READ REVIEW]

When you pick this book up, you won’t be able to put it down

Misha Glenny, author of McMafia [READ REVIEW]

A powerful, appalling, and stunningly reported exposé.

Jane Mayer, Author of Dark Money [READ REVIEW]

Read Kleptopia now. There is no time to lose.

Roberto Saviano, author of Gomorrah [READ REVIEW]

Read it and act.

Jon Snow, Channel 4 news [READ REVIEW]


George Monbiot [READ REVIEW]


Edward Lucas, The Times [READ REVIEW]

Burgis depicts an unsavory coalition of corrupt strongmen, artful criminals, and rapacious élites who, abetted by a network of accountants, lawyers, and other professional facilitators, have managed to pillage money on a grand scale and hide it abroad

Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker [READ REVIEW]
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A shocking investigative journey into the way the resource trade wreaks havoc on Africa, The Looting Machine explores the dark underbelly of the global economy.

‘A brave, defiant book’ New York Times

Winner of a US Overseas Press Club award

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