ISBN 9781870716130
Pages 60
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 1991
Publisher Saros International Publishers, Nigeria
Format Paperback

A Shipload of Rice

by Ken Saro-Wiwa

Josco tricks Mr B into offering a shipload of American rice to Madam the Madam, who in turn offers the rice to a friend who sells the rice to others in Lagos. Everyone waits in expectation of huge profits. But the shipload never arrives and Madam makes Mr B pay for his error.

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About the Author

Ken Saro-Wiwa

Nigerian television producer, writer of satirical novels, children's tales, and plays. In 1994 Saro-Wiwa was imprisoned by order of the dictator Sani Abacha. He had strongly defended the rights of the Ogoni people and criticized the government's oil policy with Royal Dutch/Shell. Despite wide international protests, Saro-Wiwa was hanged after a show trial with other eight Ogoni rights activists in Port Harcourt, on November 10, 1995.

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