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Handwritten letter to Sister Majella from Ken Saro-Wiwa referring to a number of subjects, including: thanks for her help; money matters, referring to contact with The Bodyshop 'If they could help in any way at all, it would be great relief for me' and stating 'I was thinking of selling some of my property to keep the struggle going!'; political situation in Northern Ireland, noting 'In the month since you left, I see the situation in N. Ireland has improved tremendously. The possibility of peace is so comforting, I hope it happens. 25 years is a long time to be fighting, surely. God grant that it works'; instability in Nigeria, observing 'Nigeria has progressively gone down the drains to its worst possible nadir. With all sensible newspapers banned, a lot of people in detention & laws which establish that the dictatorship cannot be challenged in court, we are in real trouble, to say the least. I don't see Abacha lasting much longer anyway'; Saro-Wiwa's detention, noting 'I'm still here (118 days today) and there's no sign that I'll be out soon'; publication of one of his poem's in The Independent newspaper in London; articles by Professor Ake and Wole Soyinka on the Ogoni people; visit by the Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S., noting 'He came here to see me, unfortunately, we could not really discuss meaningfully because the military upset me by remaining with us'; receipt of letters of support, honorary membership of the British chapter of International Pen, stating 'they have written to ask how they can get me out of jail. I asked them to appeal to Shell & to use the British media as much as possible to keep my case on the front burner'; proposal to establish a Saro-Wiwa Legal Defence Fund; and Abacha's Constitutional Conference, and the possibility of creating more states, noting 'a forum in Rivers State recently suggested the split of the state into 4, including an "Ogoni" State'.