The Open Sore of a Continent: A Personal Narrative of the Nigerian Crisis
ISBN: 0195119215
EAN13: 9780195119213
Language: English
Pages: 176
Edition: Revised
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
The events that led up to dissident writer Ken Saro-Wiwa's execution in 1995 marked Nigeria's decline from a post-colonial success story to its current military dictatorship. Wole Soyinka, whose own Nigerian passport was confiscated by the Nigerian military in 1994, explores the history and future of Nigeria in a compelling jeremiad that is as intense as it is provocative, learned, and wide-ranging.