The most important thing for me is that I've used my talents as a writer to enable the Ogoni people to confront their tormentors. I was not able to do it as a politician or a businessman. My writing did it. And it sure makes me feel good! I'm mentally prepared for the worst, but hopeful for the best. I think I have the moral victory.

— Ken Saro-Wiwa

The most mouth-watering Ken Saro-Wiwa quotes to get the best of your day

I’ll tell you this, I may be dead but my ideas will not die.


The writer cannot be a mere storyteller;

he cannot be a mere teacher; he cannot merely X-ray society’s weaknesses, its ills, its perils. He or she must be actively involved shaping its present and its future.