30 pages 1 hour read

Ken Saro-Wiwa

Africa Kills Her Sun

Fiction | Short Story | Adult | Published in 1975

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Essay Topics


Describe Bana’s shifting tone throughout this short story. How do his attitudes toward life and death change, and how do those developments reflect changes, if any, in his character?


How is Bana’s approach to the execution different from Sazan and Jimba’s? What does this reveal about his state of mind? In what ways does Bana choose life? In what ways does he choose death?


To what extent is Bana hopeful about the future of his country and his countrymen?