Silence Would Be Treason: Last writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa (Expanded 2nd Edition)

Co-publisher:Maynooth University

These letters and poems are invaluable fragments of a living conversation that portrays the indomitable power in humans to stay alive in the face of certain death – to stay alive even in death.

Reading through the treasure trove of the letters and poems compiled here as The Last Writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa evokes intense memories of his resolute struggles against an oil behemoth and a deaf autocratic government. His crusade frames one of the most tumultuous periods of Nigeria’s history; his tragic story evokes anger and demands action to resolve the crises that first led the Ogoni people to demand that Shell clean up Ogoni lands or clear out of the territory.

ISBN Print: 978-1-988832-24-1
ISBN eBook: 978-1-988832-03-6
Publication Date: October 1, 2018
Page Count: 222
Binding Type: Paperback
Trim Size: 6inx9in
Language: English
Colour: B&W

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Helen Fallon is Deputy Librarian at Maynooth University. She has previously worked at Dublin City University and the University of Sierra Leone. She has published ex- tensively and presents workshops on writing for academic publication nationally and internationally. She edited…

    Íde Corley is a Lecturer in English at Maynooth University where she directs MA programmes in Postcolonial and World Literatures and in Irish Literature and Culture.

      Kenule Beeson "Ken" Saro-Wiwa (10 October 1941 – 10 November 1995) was a Nigerian writer, television producer, environmental activist, and winner of the Right Livelihood Award for "exemplary courage in striving non-violently for civil, economic and environmental rights" and the…

        Laurence Cox is Associate Professor of Sociology at Maynooth University and co- editor, with Helen Fallon and Íde Corley, of Silence Would be Treason: Last Writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa. He has a long-standing involvement in ecological, international solidarity and other…

          These letters and poems are invaluable fragments of a living conversation that portrays the indomitable power in humans to stay alive in the face of certain death – to stay alive even in death.

          Reading through the treasure trove of the letters and poems compiled here as The Last Writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa evokes intense memories of his resolute struggles against an oil behemoth and a deaf autocratic government. His crusade frames one of the most tumultuous periods of Nigeria’s history; his tragic story evokes anger and demands action to resolve the crises that first led the Ogoni people to demand that Shell clean up Ogoni lands or clear out of the territory.

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