Zina Saro-Wiwa: ‘For 10 years I didn’t cry about my father’


November 1995 is not to be forgotten. In this month the Nigerian writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, together was others, was executed. His daughter Zina has her exhibition in London (UK) now, after a long journey. Tears were hard to come by. But her dad was present in her life, even when bullets made an … Continue reading Zina Saro-Wiwa: ‘For 10 years I didn’t cry about my father’

The Last Child Soldier


The wars, especially in West Africa and Uganda have raised many young soldiers, forced often to take up arms. The Lord’s Resistance Army (Uganda and surrounding countries) is an example. A number of these child soldiers have reached books, non-fiction books. In an other way they have reached fiction as well, books and movies. Aaron … Continue reading The Last Child Soldier

A MONTH AND A DAY


At first I thought this book is about his time in prison, but this book by the late Nigerian businessman, writer, poet, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa is more a book about his life, his writing, his political activities and a bit about his family. Ken shot to international fame due to his activities to highlight the … Continue reading A MONTH AND A DAY

IN THE SHADOW OF A SAINT


This is a story of a son who tries to understand his father and who  has to come to terms with the legacy of his father. The father is Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941 – 1995). He was a Nigerian civil servant, bussinessman, writer and activist for his Ogoni people who live in the Niger Delta, polluted … Continue reading IN THE SHADOW OF A SAINT

20 years since execution


President Abacha, one of Nigeria’s dicatators, is probably best known for the amounts of Naira that were taken out of the country. During his reign the writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed by the Nigerian government. Since those days the many governments in Africa still do not like very much the position of activists … Continue reading 20 years since execution