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Wiwa, Ken 1968-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 38 publications in 3 languages and 852 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  History  Records and correspondence  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Actor
Classifications: DT515.83.S25, 966.90530922
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Ken Wiwa
Publications by Ken Wiwa
Most widely held works about Ken Wiwa
 
Most widely held works by Ken Wiwa
Dance the guns to silence : 100 poems for Ken Saro-Wiwa by Nii Ayikwei Parkes( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
In the shadow of a saint : a son's journey to understand his father's legacy by Ken Wiwa( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Herinneringen van de zoon aan Ken Saro-Wiwa, de Nigeriaanse strijder tegen onrecht die in 1995 terecht gesteld werd
Delta force ( visu )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 libraries worldwide
A documentary made before the judicial murder of the Nigerian writer and human rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa in November 1995. Delta Force tells the story of the non-violent efforts of the Ogoni people to halt 30 years of environmental damage, suffering and inequality on the Niger Delta. Delta force opens with the arrest of Saro-Wiwa and the subsequent implementation of "Operation Restore" in Ogoniland--the military campaign of terror waged against the Ogoni people in an attempt to suppress their environmental campaign against oil drilling by Shell International. Also includes interview excerpts with Ken Wiwa, son of Ken Saro-Wiwa
Of Fatwas and beauty queens ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
"A beauty pageant in Nigeria was the flashpoint for a cultural, political, and religious war in this impovershed country withs its crumbling infrastructure. Set against the conflict between the Muslim north and the Christian south, the Miss World content came to an ironic and devastating end as beautiful young ladies from many nations around the world, scantily clad by Muslim standards, were to compete during the holy month of Ramadan ... A 21-year old Nigerian woman journalist, Isioma Daniel, was covering the event for a local paper. She had studied abroad but had returned, believing she could make a contribution to her country. In her news article, 'The World at Their Feet' she casually wrote 'What would Mohammed think? He would probably have chosen a wife from the contestants.' Those words inflamed the mullahs and incited riots that turned Muslims against Christians in bloody rampages. Hundreds of people were killed and dozens of villages destroyed. The office of her paper in northern Nigeria was burned to the ground. Before the dust settled, the pageant had been cancelled, the beauty queens had fled, and Isioma escaped into exile with a "fatwa" issued against her life"--Container
A month and a day & letters by Ken Saro-Wiwa( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
"A Month and A Day & Letters" is an edited version of "A Detention Diary" - Ken Saro-Wiwa's own record of his arrest and imprisonment in July 1993, and the history of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) and his ever-increasing commitment to the Ogoni cause in Nigeria. This new edition has a foreword by the Nobel Laureate and fellow Nigerian writer, Wole Soyinka. It also includes a 'Letter to My Father' ten years on from the brutal hanging by Saro-Wiwa's eldest son, Ken Wiwa, and other letters of support (and later condolence to Ken Wiwa and his family) from world leaders, prominent writers, friends and individuals concerned with his plight and cause, delivered to and from Ken Saro-Wiwa in prison with the help of organisations such as International PEN. This book highlights his ideology, his cause, his ultimate sacrifice and the injustice of his death. It focuses on the Ogoni struggle against the multinational Shell and the Nigerian military dictatorship. It gives an insight into the reasons for Saro-Wiwa's elimination at all costs for daring to question the actions of Shell in polluting Ogoniland and for his criticisms of a corrupt regime financed largely by oil money. Ken Saro-Wiwa's story illustrates the consequences and dangers of living in a global economy powered by fossil fuel
In the shadow of a saint ( visu )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Follows Ken Wiwa on his return to Nigeria to give his father, Ken Saro-Wiwa, a proper burial five years after he was hanged by the Nigerian dictatorship. In his personal struggle to come to terms with a father who forsook his family for political activism, he must reckon with the will of the Ogoni people who revere his father as a martyr and a saint
Passages to Canada : a search for belonging : teachers' resource booklet ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"This Teacher's Resource Booklet explores the personal stories of immigration by six Canadian authors - MIchelle Berry, Shyam Selvadurai, Ying Chen, Alberto Manguel, Dany Laferrière and Ken Wiwa ... Use these stories in the classroom to discuss issues of immigration and citizenship with your students."--P. 3
The man who could be king ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Adongo Agada, also known as Adongo Akway Cham, an Anyuak tribesman from Southern Sudan, is torn between his obligations to his tribe and family. He was chosen over elder brothers by his now deceased father to be king of the Anyuak, but he wants to move his family from war-torn Sudan to Canada
In the shadow of a saint by Ken Wiwa( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Ken Saro-Wiwa was a prime mover in bringing the human rights abuses of Shell Oil and the Nigerian military to light. What was it like to grow up with such a politically active and socially conscious father? How do you come to terms with your father's imprisonment and execution? This memoir explores the author's relationship with his fther and answers these questions
In de schaduw van een held ( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in No Linguistic Content and held by 1 library worldwide
Documentaire waarin Ken Wiwa, journalist en zoon van de in 1995 vermoorde Nigeriaanse schrijver en mensenrechtenactivist Ken Saro-Wiwa, op zoek gaat naar zichzelf en zijn afkomst
The shadow of a saint : a son's journey to understand his father's legacy by Ken Saro-Wiwa( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigeria, and big oil ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"Ken Wiwa, son of slain Nigerian activist and writer, Ken Saro-Wiwa, speaks at Portland State University in Spring 2001 about his father's struggle against Royal Dutch Shell and a corrupt military regime."--Container
 
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English (34)
German (1)
Dutch (1)
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