tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post116326158445057113..comments2014-08-13T13:14:14.054+01:00Comments on naijablog: More on the KSW living memorialJeremynoreply@blogger.comBlogger6125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1163503286100781522006-11-14T12:21:00.000+01:002006-11-14T12:21:00.000+01:00Here's a Nigerian hero..http://snipurl.com/123x2Here's a Nigerian hero..<BR/><BR/>http://snipurl.com/123x2Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1163347947197901982006-11-12T17:12:00.000+01:002006-11-12T17:12:00.000+01:00during my msc class in environmental management at...during my msc class in environmental management at middlesex university, there use to be a great fuss about ken saro-wiwa whenenver the subjucts of environmental activism is raised. Several arguments were raised about the events that leads to his murder. While there are over-the-top western reactionary views about KSW, I cannot deny the fact that I partly enjoyed the attention the guy is recieving as a Nigerian in the international media. Paradoxically, it reminds me of the dark days of the goggled-one.Dotunhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04212810551747940066noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1163315629270444412006-11-12T08:13:00.000+01:002006-11-12T08:13:00.000+01:00In the hearts of the ordinary people of Nigerians ...In the hearts of the ordinary people of Nigerians and Ogoni,KSW still lives! <BR/><BR/>Nigeria really has a history of not honouring its heroes and that is why today's kids dont know much about our founding fathers and how they fought to give us independence.<BR/><BR/>KSW was a multi faceted character though - you will have to read a lot of his books to really get an insight into the man. You could also read "In the shadow of a Saint" by his son Ken Wiwa. That is a fantastic read & you should be able to understand KSW better.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1163300308610193182006-11-12T03:58:00.000+01:002006-11-12T03:58:00.000+01:00well i don't know about being in cahoots with abac...well i don't know about being in cahoots with abacha but i heard shell paid him off regularly...Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1163277104535091672006-11-11T21:31:00.000+01:002006-11-11T21:31:00.000+01:00The Wiwa affair had just gotten underway around th...The Wiwa affair had just gotten underway around the time I left Nigeria and beyond the cursory, I have no information on KSW. I tend to agree with your idea, Jeremy (gasp!), about the West's covertly reactionary displays towards Africa, but I say, all the better. If something good happens, what matters its source, good or bad?<BR/><BR/>I'm not sure there are any Nigerian heroes--perhaps in the future--but I don't think I can conciously point to one, except for the symbolic "Nigerian People."<BR/><BR/>To have gone through everything they have is heroic, in the sense of a bull in a Madrid bullfight: we know it's going to die with its face in the dust, bleeding and in agony, but it'll die with dignity.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1163264846142193322006-11-11T18:07:00.000+01:002006-11-11T18:07:00.000+01:00nigerians like to forget - that's why KSW isn't a ...nigerians like to forget - that's why KSW isn't a 'big deal'here lik eyou put it.<BR/><BR/>which govt is going to point the finger with all the blood they have on their hands? is it obasanjo?deolanoreply@blogger.com