Nnimmo Bassey is a published poet, head of Environmental Rights Action,
Nigeria and Chair of Friends of the Earth International. He also runs
Bassey’s poetry collections include We Thought It Was Oil But It Was Blood (2002) and I will Not Dance to Your Beat (Kraft Books, 2011). His latest book,To Cook a Continent (Pambazuka Press, 2012) deals with destructive fossil fuel industries and the climate crisis in Africa.
He was listed as one of Time magazine’s Heroes of the Environment in
2009 and won the 2010-Right Livelihood Award also known as the
‘Alternative Noble Prize.’