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Nigerian author and journalist Ken Wiwa dies

Nigerian author and former Globe and Mail columnist Ken Wiwa has died at the age of 47. According to the Globe, he died in London following a stroke and illness.

In 2000, Knopf Canada published Wiwa’s memoir, In the Shadow of the Saint, which chronicled his complicated relationship with his father, Ken Saro-Wiwa, an activist executed in 1995 by Nigeria’s military government.