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Title:Oratory in the tongue: Ken Saro-Wiwa's 'A month and a day' and the writer in politics
Author:Abodunrin, FemiISNI
Year:2001
Periodical:Journal of Humanities (ISSN 1016-0728)
Issue:15
Pages:43-60
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Nigeria
West Africa
Subjects:political action
literature
political participation
Saro-Wiwa, Ken, 1941-1995
A month and a day (title)
Authors
Consciousness raising
About person:K.B. Saro-Wiwa (1941-1995)ISNI
External link:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jh/article/view/6283
Abstract:Under the headings 'politics as material for the writer's work', 'politics as a threatening power over the pen' and 'politics as a viewpoint held by writers', the author discusses Ken Saro-Wiwa's prison/detention diary 'A Month and a Day' (1995), in which Saro-Wiwa narrates his own long voyage into becoming what he has always advocated, 'l'homme engagé', the writer as an intellectual man of action. The author also discusses the implications for the incursion of the writer into politics more generally. Bibliogr., note, ref.
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