Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa (October 10, 1941 - November 10, 1995) was a Nigerian author, television producer and environmental activist. He was a member of the Ogoni, an ethnic minority whose homelands in the Niger Delta have been targeted for oil extraction since the 1950s. As president of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Saro-Wiwa led a nonviolent campaign against environmental damage associated with the operations of multinational oil companies, including Shell and British Petroleum.... On November 10, 1995, Saro-Wiwa and eight other MOSOP leaders were executed (hanged) by the Nigerian military government of General Sani Abacha. -- Wikipedia
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Dis Nigeria Sef": Ken Saro-Wiwa as the Poet Who Wasn't
Academic article places Saro-Wiwa's poetry, as well as his television scripts, within contemporary African literature.
Goldman Environmental Prize
The 1995 recipient profile emphasizes Saro-Wiwa's environmental work and his role as president of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP).
The Writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa
Several articles and lecture texts.
Ken Saro Wiwa and Nigeria
Audio of a Pacifica radio show, with excerpts from a 1995 interview with Saro Wiwa and another MOSOP leader, and remembrances from family and colleagues. (November 10, 1997)
Complete Ken Saro-Wiwa Statement To Ogoni Civil Disturbances Tribunal, 9/25/95
Saro-Wiwa presents the background of activities by Shell and by the Nigerian government against Ogoni lands and people, and details his own protests and activities. (September 21, 1995)
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