A Month and a Day & Letters

A Month and a Day Letters This new edition gives an insight into Ken Saro Wiwa s ideology his own record of arrest in July and imprisonment the story of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People MOSOP the stru

  • Title: A Month and a Day & Letters
  • Author: Ken Saro-Wiwa
  • ISBN: 9780954702359
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • This new edition gives an insight into Ken Saro Wiwa s ideology, his own record of arrest in July 1993 and imprisonment, the story of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People MOSOP , the struggle against the multinational Shell, the Nigerian military dictatorship, his criticisms and questioning of a corrupt regime which eventually led to his execution with eightThis new edition gives an insight into Ken Saro Wiwa s ideology, his own record of arrest in July 1993 and imprisonment, the story of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People MOSOP , the struggle against the multinational Shell, the Nigerian military dictatorship, his criticisms and questioning of a corrupt regime which eventually led to his execution with eight others on 10 November 1995 and includes A Letter to my Father by Ken Wiwa Jnr If you want to know why Saro Wiwa was hanged, read this book

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    About "Ken Saro-Wiwa"

    1. Ken Saro-Wiwa

      Kenule Ken Beeson Saro Wiwa was a Nigerian writer, television producer, environmental activist, and winner of the Right Livelihood Award and the Goldman Environmental Prize Saro Wiwa was a member of the Ogoni people, an ethnic minority in Nigeria whose homeland, Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta has been targeted for crude oil extraction since the 1950s and which has suffered extreme environmental damage from decades of indiscriminate petroleum waste dumping Initially as spokesperson, and then as President, of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People MOSOP , Saro Wiwa led a nonviolent campaign against environmental degradation of the land and waters of Ogoniland by the operations of the multinational petroleum industry, especially the Royal Dutch Shell company He was also an outspoken critic of the Nigerian government, which he viewed as reluctant to enforce environmental regulations on the foreign petroleum companies operating in the area.At the peak of his non violent campaign, Saro Wiwa was arrested, hastily tried by a special military tribunal, and hanged in 1995 by the military government of General Sani Abacha, all on charges widely viewed as entirely politically motivated and completely unfounded His execution provoked international outrage and resulted in Nigeria s suspension from the Commonwealth of Nations for over three years.

    704 thoughts on “A Month and a Day & Letters”

    1. I love memoirs, yet it is one book I find difficult to read especially if it contains a lot of injustices and the author is political. Not that they are not good reads; far from that. I find it difficult containing my anger against the perpetrators. In this book, Ken Saro-Wiwa's book is a difficult text. My review is herefreduagyeman/2012Thanks


    2. I loved this book because it opened my eyes a little more to the awful things happening in Niger Delta. It was an assigned reading from my environmental course I am taking, but it was a great reading.



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