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Art and activism 2021

In this inaugural series, Obari Gomba leads us on a journey on how writers can influence positive change in their societies. The world is getting changed today via actions and reforms brought about by the arts. Over the years, there has been a conscious tilt towards using the various avenues provided by the arts to address societal causes. As stated by Saro-Wiwa, “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 in shaping its present and its future.” The arts must, therefore, go beyond entertainment as they help to influence society’s narrative

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Memorial Vigil 2020

Ken and 8 other Ogonis were killed on November 10, 1995. On the eve of November 10, being November 9 every year, people from all walks of life gather at his former office at 23 Aggrey Road, and March to the Port Harcourt Prisons where he was held and finally, and the Port Harcourt Cemetery where he was initially buried. It is an even that has grown from a Candlelight to a mini festival as people set up stages, for speech-making and musical performances till morning