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Sep 05, 2006
| ISBN 9780771041587
Jan 29, 2013
| ISBN 9781551992631
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Sep 05, 2006 | ISBN 9780771041587
Jan 29, 2013 | ISBN 9781551992631
On November 10, 1995, Nigeria’s military dictatorship executed nine environmental activists. Among them was Ken Saro-Wiwa, the charismatic spokesman of the Ogoni people, whose land in the fertile Niger River delta has been grotesquely polluted by the Royal Dutch Shell Corporation. During Ken’s incarceration, his brother, Dr. Owens Wiwa, fought valiantly to save his life. When his quest failed, Owens narrowly escaped Nigeria with his life, first to London, and then to Toronto. His story is a heart-stopping saga of personal courage and official corruption, of individual selflessness and corporate greed.
Toronto journalist J. Timothy Hunt is a regular contributor to many of Canada’s most prominent magazines. He is the recipient of three National Magazine awards and the prestigious Canada Council Creative Writing Grant.
“Some books, they say, a reader cannot put down. This is one of them.” — Winnipeg Free Press“A compelling and gritty story, of intrigue and betrayal, politics and murder, a page turner, made all the more gripping by its truth.” — Calgary Herald
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