Kleptopia: how dirty money is conquering the world
A must-read ... magisterial
When you pick this book up, you won’t be able to put it down
A powerful, appalling, and stunningly reported exposé.
Read Kleptopia now. There is no time to lose.
Read it and act.
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
The looting machine: warlords, tycoons, smugglers and systematic theft of Africa's wealth
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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What's coming up?
A special evening at this Salon London virtual event, featuring a discussion of Kleptopia, appearances from people in the book, and a book signing
P&P Live! Tom Burgis — Kleptopia
A virtual evening talking Kleptopia at Washington's legendary bookshop
RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies
Tom talks about Kleptopia at the UK's military think tank