Friday, 13 January 2012

Occupy Nigeria: Chinua Achebe Leads EC Osondu, Helon Habila and Other Authors in Protest

Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe is heading a group of 38 Nigerian authors who are throwing their weight behind mass protests in the country at the government’s withdrawal of the state fuel subsidy.

The internationally acclaimed, bestselling novelist Achebe was joined by Caine prize winner EC Osondu, Commonwealth writers prize winner Helon Habila and 35 other Nigerian authors in issuing a “Statement of Solidarity with the Nigerian People” o the streets of Nigeria since the announcement at the beginning of the year that the country’s state fuel subsidy programme would be discontinued, leading petrol pump prices to more than double to around $1 a litre.

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