Typescript letter to Sister Majella from Ken Saro-Wiwa referring to a number of subjects, including: letters received, noting 'Some of them come rather late and out of sequence, but I do get them. Because I keep them around me just to read and re-read them, I've had two of them seized lately; raids carried out, stating 'You have heard of the raid on my office of July 29. That was followed by a raid on our cells in the prison a week or so later; meeting with Major Obi Umahi, Commander of the Internal Security Task Force; newspaper article regarding pressure on government by Shell to create an Ogoni state and give oil communities 50% of oil revenues, stating 'Shell has not denied this item, and there may be some truth in it'; and update from the tribunal, stating 'The trial is being speeded up, which means that every rule is being broken in order that it might end
I am in good spirits, expecting the worst as usual, but hopeful for the best. My parents are always in court, and my father believes that I will be free at the end of the case. I've tried very hard to dampen his optimism but the old man won't budge. I just hope he does not get a rude shock'.