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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Unknown 26 August at What you dint know is that Monica had one brother, dismissed su Sergeant for looting one of the neighboring camps. The end of the story is also interesting as all three men Bana, Sazan and Jimba know that they are about to die and rather than being downbeat are remarkably cheerful.

I should miss Sazan and Jimba, though.

He should rightly be with us before the firing squad tomorrow. Yet he will never know if she will respect his wishes. Sazan and Jimba remain fast asleep. However, for me, this letter is a celebration, a final act of love, a quality which, in spite of my career, in spite of tomorrow morning, I do not possess in abundance, and cherish. Jimba says to ask my girl to shed him a tear ke she can so honor a complete stranger. I did ask her, after the event, why she was in that place.

In many ways Bana might see his life and execution as being a sacrifice. The Sitting Bee, 2 Nov. The fact that Bana is in an upbeat mood may also jen important as it suggests that he has had enough of the system that is in place. Africa through corruption kills any light that might spread across the continent.


Africa Kills Her Sun by Ken Saro-Wiwa

In the cell here, the darkness is still all-pervasive, except for the flickering light of the candle by which I write. Everyone was busy with it and there was no one to complain to.

That he was a good man who strayed? She is also being left with a affica by Bana. I became an armed robber, a bandit. When we met, we had similar reasons for pooling our talents.

Besides, time is up. Newer Post Older Post Home. Imbira Livingston 23 November at Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The theme of love is self-evident in the story and the africq that Bana has never forgotten Zole despite the passing of time may suggest that she is someone who is of great importance to Bana.

Every occupation has its hazards. And we never did. Sazan would have made a good Army General any day, possibly a President of jen country in the mould of Idi Amin or Bokassa. He serves as an example to all thieves and would-be thieves!

I can read this again and again I pity his ignorance and cannot envy his complacency.

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

You were the most thoughtful and kind. Nor have I kept the loot.

Best poem i have seen in a long time… Great Stuff…. And I believe this is the only way we can impact our life. That he deserved his end? When we returned home, I skipped ship, thanks to the prostitute of St Pauli, and took a situation as a clerk in the Ministry of Defence.


I wonder if you will read it as many times as I read yours. And to think that Ken was prophesying his own death is so saddening. I dint want to break no family so I did.

Zun now I come to what I consider the kdn important part of this letter. Utu 27 September at Hence ssaro considering Africa to be The Dark Continent. The boys got the money all right. That must be a most distasteful task.

I hear the prison guard jangle his keys, put them into the keyhole.

Talking about sleep, you should see Sazan and Jimba on the cold, hard prison floor, snoring away as if life itself depends on a good afrixa. So, if that is any comfort to you, you may rest in the knowledge that I spilt no blood.

Notice how everything miserable is associated with us. However some critics might suggest that Bana is being honest in death.

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

Then they sit down crowding round me. It is possible that Bana has principles and may not have robbed from the poor. Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. Cite Post McManus, Dermot. After your death I claimed your body. Greatly composed, a real work of art, great use of imagery.

But you just think of the many men and women who are busy breaking or bending the law in all coasts and climes.