A Month and a Day: A Detention Diary

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Penguin Books, 1995 - Authors, Nigerian - 237 pages
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This is the extraordinary and moving account of Ken Saro-Wiwa's period of detention in 1993, and is also a personal history of the man who gave voice to the campaign for basic human and political rights for the Ogoni people. It was fear of his success that made Saro-Wiwa the target of the despotic Nigerian military regime. Arrested on 21 June 1993, ostensibly for his part in election-day disturbances, he describes in harrowing detail the conditions under which he was held. He writes of his involvement with the Ogoni cause and his instrumental role in the setting up of the movement for the survival of the Ogoni people.

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User Review  - Heidi - Goodreads

I'm sorry Ken Saro-Wiwa, you did a lot of good but your book is immensely boring. I usually try to finish the books I start but this I couldn't. It has 234 pages. It has been next to my bed for two years now and I've gotten to the page 142. Sorry, I give up. Read full review

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