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Noo Saro-Wiwa Remembers the Ogoni Nine – Finding Africa


Noo Saro-Wiwa Remembers the Ogoni Nine – Finding Africa: They say that courage is not the absence of fear but the ability to overcome it. My father pursued his objectives, knowing the huge risks. On the morning of November 10th, 1995, when he and eight of his colleagues were hanged, he was reportedly the only person who didn’t cry as they placed the rope around his neck.

The murder of a relative can, paradoxically, make you risk-averse. My father taught me a lot about courage, and each year I’m gaining a bit of what he had. One day I will write about Ogoniland.

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