Olivier van Beemen - 'Heineken in Africa'

Olivier will be at our store for reading and signing copies of his new book Heineken in Africa.

For Heineken, "rising Africa" is already a reality: the profits it extracts there are almost 50 per cent above the global average, and beer costs more in some African countries than it does in Europe. Heineken claims its presence boosts economic development on the continent. But is this true?

Investigative journalist Olivier van Beemen has spent years seeking the answer, and his conclusion is damning: Heineken has hardly benefited Africa at all. On the contrary, there are some shocking skeletons in its African closet: tax avoidance, sexual abuse, links to genocide and other human rights violations, high-level corruption, crushing competition from indigenous brewers, and collaboration with dictators and pitiless anti-government rebels.

Heineken in Africa caused a political and media furor on publication in The Netherlands, and was debated in their Parliament. It is an unmissable expos of the havoc wreaked by a global giant seeking profit in the developing world.

Event date: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
1811 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109-2850
Heineken in Africa: A Multinational Unleashed Cover Image
ISBN: 9781849049023
Availability: Available - On our shelves now
Published: Hurst & Co. - September 1st, 2019