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Between Eti Uwem and Green Capitalism (Green Democracy)

[Nnimmo Bassey] Eti uwem is a concept in Ibibio, one of the several languages in Nigeria, which literally means good life or good living. Within it is the idea of living in harmony with nature and all peoples. It incorporates dignity, respect, rectitude, integrity, solidarity and contentment. Within this concept are the key principles of social justice, power relations and citizens’ and communal ownership and control of local resources. It … Continue reading Between Eti Uwem and Green Capitalism (Green Democracy)

Gas Flares in Ogoniland

We need to overturn the system

[Nnimmo Bassey interview by Ethan Cox, June 2013] When we speak of Nigeria, and of the Nigerian people’s inspired resistance to the devastation wrought by multinational oil companies such as Shell, the name of the late, and great, Ken Saro-Wiwa is inescapable. But many others have continued to toil in the shadows over the years since Saro-Wiwa’s death. Nnimmo Bassey is one such activist who is … Continue reading We need to overturn the system