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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That must be a most distasteful task. How many of his type do you know? His honesty, though guilty or robbery, has cost him his life. The really compelling need to write her is that on this very special night I have felt the need to be close to a living being, someone who can relate to others why we did what we did in and out of court. The literature is so speaking and through it you championed the afriica for the Agoni people.

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 personally like the story. Sazan and Jimba are awake now. The transition between life and death. I should find myself recorded in the annals of our history. Hence some considering Africa to be The Dark Continent. A history of violence, of murder, of disregard for life. An atrocious end to such a wonderful man.


Olumide Oyenuga 19 September at Time was when the running of ruining of African nations was in the hands of half-literate politicians. Many will therefore accuse us of recklessness, or of being careless with our lives. When they brought us back the next day, we said the same thing in louder voice. And a great team sqro did make. So is the prison guard.

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

We said we had robbed and killed. In death Bana may be able to do more than he could ever do when he was alive. So at least to see the ocean once more. Zole, do I rant?

Fick Shawn: Africa Kills Her Sun

I say that she was not important before this moment. 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.

Show it to my children and grandchildren; as we go on with this arbitrary battle. So, if that is any comfort to you, you may rest in the knowledge that I spilt no blood. It was there that I came face-to-face with the open looting of the national treasury, the manner of which I cannot describe without arousing in myself the deepest, basest emotions.


But that will be of no consequence to the spectators. Do I have some paper to lend him? I shall leave at least this letter, which, please, keep for posterity.

Sazan, Jimba and I are not wealthy. That he was a good man who strayed? Mutayi wesonga inspired me in his analysis. Nevertheless, I brought everything I had to the table. The Stadium will fill to capacity. And well they might.

After Sunset (A reply to Ken Saro-Wiwa’s Africa Kills Her Sun)

We were being honest to ourselves, to our vocation, to our country and to mankind. The Black Maria will take us to the beach or to the stadium.

They stand up, yawn, stretch and rub their eyes. Did I know it was dangerous?

Africa Kills Her Sun by Ken Saro-Wiwa

Then they sit down crowding round me. He wants no part of it nor does he agree with it. But I will keep it.