Ken Saro-Wiwa was a social and environmental activist from the Niger Delta. To mark the 25th anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and his eight colleagues (the Ogoni 9) Maynooth University Library is running a poetry competition.
Poems can be on any of the themes embodied by Ken Saro-Wiwa and the issues he and his colleagues campaigned for. These include: environmental destruction, social justice, land rights, power and control.
The competition has two categories:
Adult: Over 18 years of age
Schools: Transition year and above
Prizes are National Book Tokens worth €100 (first prize) and €50 (second prize) in each category.
Winners and shortlisted poems will be published in a winner’s anthology to be launched in Maynooth University Library on 12th November 2020.