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Ken Saro-Wiwa: Writer and Political Activist

By Craig W. McLuckie, Aubrey McPhail

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., September 1999
ISBN: 0894108832
MY HERO recommends this book to adult readers.
From the Publisher
The shocking execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa at the hands of the Nigerian government in 1995 stirred new interest in the many facets of his life - as novelist and short story writer, radio and television personality, publisher and entrepreneur, political and environmental activist. This interdisciplinary collection critically assesses Saro-Wiwa's exceptional life and work from a range of fresh perspectives. The authors examine Saro-Wiwa's literary output both in terms of literary criticism and within a political framework. They give equal attention to his more public roles, including public reaction within Nigeria to his work.
User Reviews:
Emeka Obiandu | 4/8/2010 7:58 PM
The real test of greatness in the battle field of life is not how many scars I have from these battles or indeed how deep my wounds are.  The question should be 'who am I fighting for?' Those who sacrifice their comfort and safety among othersto fight for the powerless are my true heroes. Such people don't merely stand out.  They are outstanding  The ideas (for which they die) live on long after them.  Ken was one of the few whom I am proud to recommend to the world as a true hero.  

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