This study guide will help you analyze the short story “Robert and the Dog” by Ken Saro-Wiwa. You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it and putting it into perspective.
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Title: “Robert and the Dog”
Author: Ken Saro-Wiwa
Genre: Short story
Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941-1995) was a Nigerian writer and an environmental activist. He mainly protested against crude oil extraction in the Niger Delta and he openly criticized the Nigerian government. Saro-Wiwa was imprisoned and then executed by a special military tribunal. His trial and execution led to international outrage and criticism against the government. He is best known for writing the TV sitcom Basi and Company, which aired in the 1980s and remains one of the most watched TV programs in Africa, and the novel Sozaboy.
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