Ogoni’s Agonies responds to the current crisis of postcolonial Nigeria. The killing of writer Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight others by the Nigerian Military regime serves as a watershed for re-examining the roles of multinational companies in contemporary Africa, and the collaborations of military dictatorship in the perpetuation of human and environmental abuses in Nigeria.
This book takes on that re-examination in scholarly writing, in interviews, and in poetry. The book offers a wide range of perspectives on the crisis. It includes detailed historical analyses of the Ogoni people, Nigerian politics, and the international responses to the Saro-Wiwa execution.
It also includes a strong body of critical responses to the work of Ken Saro-Wiwa, and to his importance as a Nigerian intellectual and activist. This collection is thus the first to engage comprehensively with the crisis in postcolonial Nigeria and to assess the many works of Ken Saro-Wiwa – his novels, his television series, his short stories, his critical writings, his works as a publisher and cultural manager, and his work as a politician and environmental activist.
The collection includes a comprehensive bibliography of Saro-Wiwa’s writings and criticism of his work.
Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Africa World Pr (June 1 1998)
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