Ken Saro-Wiwa peacefully protested the destruction of his homeland Ogoni by the Oil Industry and established MOSOP (Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People). He was placed in military detention for his activism and was executed with his colleagues, the "Ogoni 9", despite international campaigns to save them.
Sister Majella McCarron (OLA) worked in Nigeria for 30 years in teaching and worked with Saro-Wiwa to highlight the problems of pollution in the region, locally and internationally and she later campaigned for his release. He wrote to her from detention and 18 of these letters, which had to be smuggled out, are featured in this exhibition along with poetry and photos from the time.
Sister Majella McCarron (OLA) donated a substantial archive of material relating to Ken Saro-Wiwa to Maynooth University.
All are welcome to view this exhibition on the ground floor.