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In the Shadow of a Saint: A Son's Journey to Understand His Father's Legacy - Ken Wiwa

Doubleday, 2000, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy.

Later printing. From the cover: “Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed in November 1995. One of Nigeria’s best-loved writers and an outspoken critic of military rule, he was a prime mover in bringing the human rights abuses in Nigeria to the attention of the world. His death was headline news internationally. The name of Ken Saro-Wiwa became a potent symbol of the struggle between a traditional way of life and the juggernaut of global commercial interests. This frank and memorable depiction of Ken Wiwa’s childhood and relationship with his father vividly recounts the journey he took to answer questions. Ultimately it is the story of how Ken Wiwa went looking for his father and ended up finding himself.”


Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 261 pages.
£7.50