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A Month And a Day: A Detention Diary - Saro-Wiwa, Ken

A Month And a Day: A Detention Diary - Saro-Wiwa, Ken

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Clean, tight, unmarked; lightly tanned; light wear to inside corners; otherwise spine straight and uncreased; very minimal wear; appears unread; This is the extraordinary and moving account of Ken Saro-Wiwa's period of detention in 1993, and is also a personal history of the man who gave voice to the campaign for basic human and political rights for the Ogoni people. Arrested in June 1993, ostensibly for his part in election-day disturbances, he describes in harrowing detail the conditions under which he was held. Ken Saro-Wiwa was an outspoken critic of the Nigerian government - he accuses them of genocide - and of the international oil companies, notably Shell, which he holds responsible for the ecological destruction and terrible industrial pollution of his homelands. Yet, despite a brutal government campaign against the Ogoni, he always advocated peaceful and non-violent protest. Eventually Ken Saro-Wiwa was released as a result of intense international pressure, but in May 1994 he was arrested again and remained in prison until his death.
Very Good
Soft cover
London, UK

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