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Standing Before History: Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa

May 2, 2009

PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

On November 10, 1995, Nigeria’s military dictatorship hanged Ken Saro-Wiwa, one of the country’s most acclaimed and popular writers and the leader of a grassroots environmental movement in the oil-rich but impoverished Niger Delta. The region still seethes with unrest and many of the issues Saro-Wiwa gave his life to raise will be the subject of a lawsuit opening in New York this week against oil interests for complicity in his murder.

**Program:**

_When:_ Saturday, May 2, 2009: 1-2:30 p.m.

_Where:_ Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue

Introduction by Larry Siems, with Ken Wiwa, Richard North Patterson, with a reading by Steve Connell and Sekou; moderated by Okey Ndibe

Related reading: “Remembering Goldman Environmental Prize Winner Ken Saro-Wiwa”:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ka-hsaw-wa/remembering-goldman-envir_b_191090.html

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