Thursday, March 1, 2018

Maynooth Library Social Justice Ken Saro-Wiwa event

Due to the closure of Maynooth University because of  adverse weather conditions, the social justice events planned for the Library today (1 March)  and tomorrow (2 March) are cancelled. One of the planned library events was a listening station for the Ken Saro-Wiwa Audio Archive.  This is a collection of recordings by people connected with Ken Saro-Wiwa and his ideals.  It includes recordings by his brother Dr Owens Wiwa and his daughter Noo Saro-Wiwa.  The good news is that although the Library is closed you can still listen to the recordings, which are available on open access here.
You can view Noo Saro-Wiwa reading - at Maynooth University Library - from her award winning book Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria here
The death row correspondence from Ken Saro-Wiwa to Sister Majella McCarron (OLA) is available on open access, via our ebook Silence Would be Treason: Last Writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa.

So there's no need to travel in order to experience this major collection of resources on a renowned social justice worker, author and poet.

More information on Ken Saro-Wiwa at Maynooth University Library

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