Ken Saro-Wiwa

Ken Saro-Wiwa

by Roy Doron, Toyin Falola

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Hanged by the Nigerian government on November 10, 1995, Ken Saro-Wiwa became a martyr for the Ogoni people and human rights activists, and a symbol of modern Africans’ struggle against military dictatorship, corporate power, and environmental exploitation. Though he is rightly known for his human rights and environmental activism, he wore many hats: writer, television producer, businessman, and civil servant, among others. While the book sheds light on his many legacies, it is above all about Saro-Wiwa the man, not just Saro-Wiwa the symbol.

Roy Doron and Toyin Falola portray a man who not only was formed by the complex forces of ethnicity, race, class, and politics in Nigeria, but who drove change in those same processes. Like others in the Ohio Short Histories of Africa series, Ken Saro-Wiwa is written to be accessible to the casual reader and student, yet indispensable to scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780821445501
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 05/19/2016
Series: Ohio Short Histories of Africa
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Roy Doron is an assistant professor of history at Winston-Salem State University, where he examines the intersection of war, ethnicity and identity formation in post-colonial Africa, focusing on the Nigerian Civil War. His work has appeared in edited volumes, as well as the Journal of Genocide Research and African Economic History.

Toyin Falola is president of the African Studies Association and the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of A History of Nigeria and many other books, and holds several honorary doctorates.

Table of Contents

Contents Illustrations Preface Introduction 1: Nigeria and Saro-Wiwa’s World to 1960 2: Saro-Wiwa’s Childhood and Education 3: The Nigerian Civil War Years 4: Business, Writing, and Politics 5: Activism and the Politics of Oil, the Environment, and Genocide 6: MOSOP, the Ogoni Bill of Rights, and Saro-Wiwa’s Activism 7: The Trials and Death of Saro-Wiwa 8: The Many Legacies of Ken Saro-Wiwa Notes Bibliography Index

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