Ken Saro-Wiwa, poet, playwright, environmentalist, father, leader, fought for Nigeria’s Ogoni people in defense of their land and rights. Through the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People he challenged the power of the Royal Dutch/Shell Co. and the military dictatorship. With his supporters he denounced the devastation of Ogoniland by the oil companies and the military’s dirty war against the Ogoni. Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni leaders were tried on trumped up charges before a military tribunal. They were hanged on November 10, 1995. In death as in life they continue to shake the foundations of the dictatorship. Their spirit lives on.

This portrait poster of him also shows part of the closing statement at his tribunal: “”I have devoted my intellectual and material resources, my very life, to a cause in which I have total belief and from which I cannot be blackmailed or intimidated. I have no doubt at all about the ultimate success of my cause, no matter the trials and tribulations which I and those who believe with me may encounter on our journey. Nor imprisonment nor death can stop our ultimate victory.”


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