In the Shadow of a Saint (Inscribed)

R 250.00  

Author: Ken Wiwa
With Author's Inscription
Publisher: Doubleday (2000)
ISBN-10: 0385601859
ISBN-13: 9780385601856
Condition: Very Good. Bumping to bottom corner of front board. The DJ has some scratches and dents with light rubbing and creases along the edges. Still an internally clean, tightly bound copy in very good condition.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket 
Pages: 261
Dimensions: 24.0 x 15.7 x 2.5 cm

Weight: 0.5 kg

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In late 1995, the little-known Ogoni region in Nigeria became a fable for our times. Ken Saro-Wiwa, a renowned poet and environmentalist, was campaigning to protect his Ogoni people against the encroachments of Shell Oil and a brutal dictatorship. He was imprisoned, tortured, brought to trial on trumped-up charges, and executed.

At the heart of the public campaign to save Ken Saro-Wiwa was the author's son Ken Wiwa, who traveled the world lobbying world leaders and mobilizing public opinion, so that his father was recognized as a hero and a symbol of the struggle for environmental justice. The Saro-Wiwa name became global currency for righteousness. Ken Wiwa has written a book that tells the story from a human, anecdotal perspective of what it means to grow up as a child in the shadow of such an extraordinary man. 



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