Genocide in Nigeria

Genocide in Nigeria

by Ken Saro-Wiwa
     
 

ISBN-10: 1870716221

ISBN-13: 9781870716222

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: African Books Collective Limited

This collection of newspaper columns and articles mostly written in the 1970s and 1980s perhaps provides the best overview of Saro-Wiwa's political and environmental concerns. The articles document his concerns about the fate of the Ogoni people and their mistreatment by multinational oil companies and collaborating Nigerian government. Saro-Wiwa argues that the Ogoni…  See more details below

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This collection of newspaper columns and articles mostly written in the 1970s and 1980s perhaps provides the best overview of Saro-Wiwa's political and environmental concerns. The articles document his concerns about the fate of the Ogoni people and their mistreatment by multinational oil companies and collaborating Nigerian government. Saro-Wiwa argues that the Ogoni are a minority in Nigeria, exploited by the ruling ethnic majority, and that the Federal Government of Nigeria was threatening the Ogoni with genocide. At the time, this was a key publication in bringing the Ogoni tragedy to the attention of the international community. Nowadays, it is of continual relevance to present day concerns about the actions of the oil companies, indigenous and environmental rights in the Delta region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781870716222
Publisher:
African Books Collective Limited
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
104
Sales rank:
1,051,839
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)

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