The Politics of Bones: Dr. Owens Wiwa and the Struggle for Nigeria's Oil

J Timothy Hunt

McClelland & Stewart (Penguin Random House)

The Politics of Bones: Dr. Owens Wiwa and the Struggle for Nigeria's Oil

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.

Creation date: 2015-03-05

400 Pages

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Restricted to Sub-Saharan Africa (Except South Africa)

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