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‘Silence Would Be Treason’ – Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Letters

Illuminations is delighted to host ‘Silence Would Be Treason’, an exhibition centred around the correspondence between Ken Saro-Wiwa and Sr Majella McCarron, which is now held in NUI Maynooth’s Library.

Nigerian author and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, facing execution by the military regime on trumped-up charges, corresponded extensively with Irish nun and solidarity worker Majella McCarron during the last 18 months of his life. The letters on view here are the last writings of a man on trial for his life, smuggled out of military detention in a bread basket.

Exhibition curated by Dr Íde Corley, Dr Laurence Cox, Helen Fallon (NUI Maynooth Library), and Mary Quinn (Campaigns Intern, Trócaire). With thanks to Alan Monahan (NUI Maynooth Library) who photographed the letters and Greg Rooney (Student in Media Studies) who provided technical support.



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