Ken Wiwa is a journalist, author, businessman and cultural activist. The eldest son of Ken Saro-Wiwa, the internationally renowned playwright and ecologist, Ken Wiwa was born in Nigeria and educated in England.
His first book In the Shadow of a Saint is a memoir that examines the dilemmas of fathers and sons, of families and community. It interrogates the paradox of identity, of belonging, the struggle between exile and home, of memory and the art of storytelling.
Ken Wiwa's work has written for newspapers and magazines around the world. He edited the Manchester Guardian's Website for two years and now writes for The Globe and Mail. He was nominated for a National Newspaper Award for feature writing in 2002.
In addition to his work as a writer and journalist, Ken Wiwa is also the managing Director of Saros International, a Nigerian based company specialising in community development projects. He currently divides his time between Nigeria and Canada where he is a Saul Rae Fellow at the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto.