Month and a Day: A Detention Diary

Month and a Day: A Detention Diary

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Month and a Day: A Detention Diary by Ken Saro-Wiwa, William Boyd

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 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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140259148
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 7.68(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Ken Saro-Wiwa (10 October 1941–10 November 1995) was a Nigerian writer, television producer, environmental activist and businessman. In 1994 Saro-Wiwa was imprisoned by order of the Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha. He had strongly defended the rights of the Ogoni people of his homeland and criticized the government’s oil policy with Royal Dutch/Shell. Despite wide international protests, Saro Wiwa was hanged after a botched show trial with other eight Ogoni rights activists in Port Harcourt in Nigeria on November 10, 1995. This new Ayebia edition of A Month And A Day & Letters features a Foreword by the Nigerian Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka. It also includes a letter by Ken Wiwa to his late father 10 years on and previously unpublished letters smuggled to and from Saro-Wiwa in his final year in prison. Among these are letters from world leaders, writers and friends including Nelson Mandela, Nadine Gordimer, Ethel Kennedy, Anita Roddick and ordinary people from all over the world.

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