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Brochure commemorating Ken Saro-Wiwa

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Brochure commemorating Ken Saro-Wiwa

Brochure created and distributed by the Basque Centre in 2005 to commemorate the life and work of Nigerian poet, writer, and human rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. Saro-Wiwa fought in defence of the Ogoni people, of whom he was a member, whose land had been environmentally degraded by intensive oil extraction by multinational companies. He was arrested and charged with incitement to murder in 1994, and was executed on 10 November 1995 under orders from General Sani Abacha’s regime. PEN International and PEN Centres campaigned for and continue to support Saro-Wiwa’s case, which remains open, and this booklet provides a biography of Saro-Wiwa, the cases he was fighting for, and extracts of his writing, poetry, and a speech given at his trial.

Dépliant commémorant Ken Saro-Wiwa

Dépliant créé et distribué par le Centre basque en 2005 pour commémorer la vie et l'oeuvre du poète nigérian, écrivain et militant des droits de la personne Ken Saro-Wiwa. Saro-Wiwa a lutté pour la défense du peuple des Ogonis, duquel il était membre, et dont les terres avaient été dégradées au niveau environnemental par l'extraction intensive de pétrole par des compagnies multinationales. Il fut arrêté et accusé d'incitation au meurtre en 1994, et exécuté le 10 novembre 1995 sous les ordres du régime du Général Sani Abacha. PEN International et les Centres PEN ont fait, et continuent de faire, campagne pour le cas de Saro-Wiwa, lequel demeure ouvert encore aujourd'hui. Ce dépliant présente une biographie de Saro-Wiwa, l'objet de ses différentes luttes, et des extraits de ses écrits et poèmes, ainsi qu'un discours prononcé lors de son procès.

Folleto conmemorando Ken Saro-Wiwa

Folleto creado y distribuido por el Centro Vasco en 2005 para recordar la vida y obra del escritor, poeta y activistga por los derechos humanos nigeriano Ken Saro-Wiwa. Saro-Wiwa lucho por el pueblo ogoni, al que pertenecía, cuya tierra fue medioambientalmente perjudicada por la extacción intensiva de petróleo por parte de multinacionales. Fue arrestado y condenado por incitación al asesinato en 1994 y ejecutado el 10 de noviembre de 1995 bajo las órdenes del régimen del general Sani Abacha. PEN Internacional y sus Centros hicieron y todavía hacen campaña por el caso de Saro-Wiwa, que sigue abierto. Este folleto presenta una biografía de Saro-Wiwa, los casos por los que luchaba, extractos de su obra literaria, como poesía, y el discurso que dió durante su juicio.

Date:

01/01/2005

Creator:

Basque Centre

Centre:

Basque Centre  (Euskal PEN)

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