Ken Saro-Wiwa

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Kenule "Ken" Beeson Saro Wiwa (October 10, 1941 - November 10, 1995) was a Nigerian author, television producer, environmental activist, and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize. Saro-Wiwa was a member of the Ogoni people, an ethnic Nigerian minority whose homeland, Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta has been targeted for crude oil extraction since the 1950s and which has suffered extreme and unremediated environmental damage from decades of indiscriminate oil waste ...
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Kenule "Ken" Beeson Saro Wiwa (October 10, 1941 - November 10, 1995) was a Nigerian author, television producer, environmental activist, and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize. Saro-Wiwa was a member of the Ogoni people, an ethnic Nigerian minority whose homeland, Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta has been targeted for crude oil extraction since the 1950s and which has suffered extreme and unremediated environmental damage from decades of indiscriminate oil 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 natural waters of Ogoniland by the operations of multinational oil companies, especially Shell. He was also an outspoken critic of the Nigerian government, which he viewed as reluctant to enforce proper environmental regulations on the foreign oil companies operating in the area.
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  • ISBN-13: 9786130246242
  • Publisher: Alphascript Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/8/2009
  • Pages: 74
  • Product dimensions: 0.18 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

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