Book on Nkpoo Sibara, Dele Giwa and Saro-Wiwa to be presented



Two volumes of the book, Footprints Of Nkpoo Sibara, Dele Giwa And Ken Saro-Wiwa be presented in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital on Saturday, 10 November, 2018 by 10.00am. The event is to mark the 23rd anniversary of the barbaric and brutal hanging of Ken Saro-Wiwa, the famous ’s writer, poet, minority rights campaigner and environmentalist. Saro-Wiwa and eight of his supporters were hanged at the Port Harcourt Prisons by the blood thirsty Sani Abacha’s junta in collusion with Shell, the Anglo-Dutch oil-giant on 10 November, 1995.

The book presentation (not launching) hold at the Conference Hall  of the ALDGATE CONGRESS RESORT LIMITED, Plot 308 Abacha Road, Opposite NEXTTIME SUPERMARKET, G.R.A Phase 3, Port Harcourt.

Patrick B. Naagbanton, notable Port Harcourt – based independent travel journalist, columnist, writer, essayist, poet, biographer, book reviewer, researcher and activist, wrote the book. While, Dr. Alfred Charles, the Bayelsa State – born famous political scientist and teacher at the Federal University, Wukari, State, edited it.

FOOTPRINTS OF NKPOO SIBARA, DELE GIWA AND KEN SARO-WIWA – VOLUME 1 and 2, is a work of radical journalism, chronology and frontal attack on the rots of the State, other countries and beyond. It also proffers solutions to enhance democratization and development.

According to the author, “The book is not only about the three memorable characters (Nkpoo Sibara, Dele Giwa and Ken Saro-Wiwa). It is about the problems of society created by our rulers and desperate politicians. The three of them influenced me somehow in journalistic and literary career”.

“The courage, commitment and adventurism of the trio (Sibara, Giwa and Saro-Wiwa) though on separate occasions affected me greatly. Using them as title of the book is way of recognizing and promoting their contributions to society. They were heroes no matter any contrary opinion to . They remain some of heroes”.

On his part, Dr. Alfred Charles, who edited the book, said; “As a public intellectual, the author (Patrick B. Naagbanton) did not also left out the international issues… of his predictions made in the articles have come to pass. Some of his prescriptions to cure the Nigerian State’s predicament have also been applied, and they have helped in no small measure to enhance progress in local resource – rich communities.”

“We sturdily recommend the book, to the reading public in and in other parts of the world without any reservation. There is something great for everyone who is interested and ready to scratch the surface a little deeper in this collection”.

The event (book presentation) be open to all members of the public from far and near. Participants WILL NOT be allowed to make donations or pledges as it is often done at book launch. It is a book presentation and the only money one may spend is to buy copies of the books at subsidized prices.