Maynooth University Library invites you to the Ken Saro-Wiwa Anniversary Seminar, on Thursday 15 November at 14:00 in the Library. The event will include a guest lecture by Firoze Manji, the presentation of the Ken Saro-Wiwa School Poetry Prize, the launch of the second edition of “Silence Would be Treason: Last Writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa” followed by a reception.
BIO: Firoze Manji, a Kenyan, has more than 40 years’ experience in international development, health, human rights and political organizing. He is the publisher of Daraja Press, and founder and former editor-in-chief of the pan African social justice newsletter and website Pambazuka News and Pambazuka Press. Originally a dentist and researcher in public health, he was CEO for the Aga Khan Foundation (UK), directed Amnesty International’s Africa programme, and worked with the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa. He has published widely on health, social policy, human rights and political sciences, and authored and edited a wide range of books on social justice in Africa, including on women’s rights, trade justice, China’s role in Africa, and on the recent uprisings in Africa. He is co-editor, with Sokari Ekine, of African Awakenings: The Emerging Revolutions and co-editor with Bill Fletcher Jr, of Claim No Easy Victories: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral.