Africa Kills Her Sun. Ken Saro-Wiwa. Dear Zole,. You’ll be surprised, no doubt, to receive this letter. But I couldn’t leave your beautiful world. Ken Saro-Wiwa’s political satire best captures the destructive nature In Africa Kills Her Sun, Saro-Wiwa cryptically prophesies his own death. By Zaynah McAdam. Dear Bana,. It is sad that you wouldn’t get this. But I wouldn’t live with myself if I didn’t reply to your letter. Yes, I received it.

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Africa Kills Her Sun by Ken Saro-Wiwa

I need neither, not now nor hereafter. It is as though all three men have a connection or bond with one another and that their spirit has not been broken by the fact that they are to face a firing squad.

I asked around and was directed to your place. Some men choose to be soldiers and policemen, others doctors and lawyers; I chose to be a robber.

I agree with them. Olumide Oyenuga 19 September at It goes without saying I can deliver this reply to your lover Bana when my time comes to join him in eternity. In the love we sum shared have I found happiness, a men resting place, a shelter from the many storms that have buffeted my brief life. And look how well they are doing it. Between his prayers and when the shots ring out, there will be dead silence.


We were being honest to ourselves, to our vocation, to our country and to mankind. Gitene Moses Mwongera 13 April at Is that the word for it? Or something truly cryptic and worthy of a man shot by choice in public by firing squad. As this night dissolves into day, Sazan, Jimba and I shall be free. Athanus Kamau 25 September at That must be a most distasteful task. Cite Post McManus, Dermot. These days, the tune is the same, only articles have changed into cars, transistor radios and bank accounts.

I would throttle her if I saw her. Sazan, Jimba and I had rehearsed it carefully.

Short Story Analysis: Africa Kills Her Sun by Ken Saro-Wiwa – The Sitting Bee

The fact that Bana is in an upbeat mood may also be important as it suggests that he has had enough of the system that is in place.

As a High court judge, he was used to difficult cases, with long and no doubt dramatic court proceedings.

Your wits are no comparison whatsoever. A taxi driver may meet his death on the road; a businessman may die in an air crash; a robber dies before a firing squad. Thirteen years down the line when I read this article seems as if it is yesterday.

However for me, this letter is a chance for me to bid you farewell, an act of friendship and fondness, that of which we never got to explore to our fullest. I have always waited for the day we would meet again.


In no time they had gotten rid of me. So that even upon that score, my conscience sleeps easy. The Europeans and Americans would have found in him a useful ally in the progressive degradation of Africa.

But we consider that unnecessary, as what is going to happen kllls this morning is welcome relief from burdens too heavy to bear. I researched thoroughly, interviewed everyone I could and prepared all there was to use in court.

Sazan and Jimba will have left nothing behind. What you dint know is that Monica had one brother, dismissed as Sergeant for looting one of the neighboring camps. Some girls are secretaries, others choose to be prostitutes. Now, I was telling you about my statue.

They will tie us to africaa stakes, as though that were necessary. I remember vividly the love and companionship that we shared. And I want to borrow from him. I never did speak about them, never discussed them.