Saturday, May 22, 2010

Memory and citizenship at Ike Okonta’s book launch

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The essence of shared social memorialisation was the focus at the launch of Ike Okonta’s new book, ‘When Citizens Revolt: Nigerian Elites, Big Oil and the Ogoni Struggle for Self-Determination.’ The Ogoni struggle and their place within national historical relevance are at the core of the book, which was presented to the public at the National Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) on Tuesday, April 27.

The book, which is drawn from Okonta’s D.Phil at Oxford Universty, was published by the Port-Harcourt based Ofirima Publishing House. CEO of the outfit, Doifie Ola, said it was formed to “encourage debate in terms of social change, which for some time has [been lacking] even in the mainstream media, and we thought that we engineering that kind of process, will help to move our country forward.”

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