Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Ken Saro-Wiwa

Ken Saro-Wiwa was born in october 1941, the oldest son of a prominent family in Ogoni. Wich is today Rivers State, Nigeria. After leaving university he initially pursued an academy career.

During the Biafran war (1967-1970) he was a civilian administrator for the port of Bonny, near Ogoni in the Niger Delta. He went on to be businessman, novelist and Tv producer. His long-running satirical Tv series Basi & Co was purported to be the most watched soap opera in Africa.

Ken Saro-Wiwa was constistenly concerned about the treatmen of Ogoni within the Nigerian federation and in 1973 was dimissed from his post as regional comissioner for education in the Rivers state cabinet, for advocating greater Ogoni autonomy.

Troughout his work he often made references to the exploitation he saw around him as the oil and gas industry took riches from the beneath
the feet of the poor Ogoni farmers, and in return left hem polluted and disenfranchised.
Then he died the 10 of november 1995.

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