Writer and activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa

Ogoni writer and activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa

On November 10th 1995, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight of his colleagues were hanged by the Nigerian military government for campaigning against the devastation of their homeland the Niger Delta by oil companies, in particular Shell. Ken was an activist, writer, political journalist and businessman and became the iconic leader of the minority Ogoni people’s struggle for environmental and social justice in Nigeria.

Watch the video for a short introduction, and visit the links below to find out more.

» The Life of Ken Saro-Wiwa
» The Death of Ken Saro-Wiwa
» The Ogoni Struggle
» After the Death of Ken Saro-Wiwa