Day: April 20, 2019

Faceless: The Significance of the Death of Baby T

Reading Time: 6 minutes   Hello. Another suitable title for this post is this: The Character and Role of Baby T in Faceless. You are, therefore, going to read as much as you need to know about Baby T. You will also discover the significance of Baby T’s death. Finally, you will get to know more about Baby T’s …

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Faceless: The Character and Role of Maa Tsuru

Reading Time: 6 minutes   We are going to take a very close look at the character called Maa Tsuru in Faceless, a novel by Amma Darko. Faceless happens to be one of the two novels in the African Prose Section of the WAEC Literature-in-English syllabus for both school and private candidates. The years 2019 and 2020 are the …

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Discuss the Theme of Superstition in Faceless

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Let’s take a quick look at the issues which you need to raise if ever you are asked to discuss the theme of superstition in Faceless. The society portrayed by Amma Darko in her novel, Faceless, is one that is controlled by all forms of superstitious beliefs. The people attribute every event, particularly the …

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MUTE: The Significance of MUTE in Darko’s Faceless

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hello. This tutorial is all about the significance of MUTE in Faceless. The name MUTE which refers to a non-governmental organization in Faceless, a novel by Amma Darko, may look like an acronym or abbreviation but it is not one.   MUTE actually stands for what it is in English – silence. The following are …

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The Character and Role of Naa Yomo in Faceless

Reading Time: 6 minutes   You can now study these notes on the character Naa Yomo in Amma Darko’s novel, Faceless. Naa Yomo is the 87-year-old family matriarch in Maa Tsuru’s household. She has only two teeth left in her mouth. She lives in a room opposite Maa Tsuru’s. Naa Yomo is the only direct surviving grandchild of “the …

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The Relationship Between Kwei and Maa Tsuru in Faceless

Reading Time: 6 minutes   This post takes a critical look at the relationship between Kwei and Maa Tsuru in Amma Darko’s novel, Faceless. It is a significant relationship in the novel for the following reasons. Kwei and Maa Tsuru’s is the love affair that will produce the two most important street-child characters in the novel – Baby T …

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How to Draw a Plan for a Personal Letter in an Examination: Episode One

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Let me be honest with you. It is much easier to write an orderly letter which meets the key requirements of the question when it is written with a draft plan to follow than when it is written without a plan. From my own personal experience, it is a fact that spending just about …

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7 Facts I Wish I Knew When I Began Working for a Wage

Reading Time: 3 minutes   How time flies! It’s been close to two decades now since the day I launched my own special revolution. I mean the day I made the life-changing decision to leave public sector employment and become my own boss. Well, these many years down the road, I have experienced so much to convince me that …

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6 Reasons Why Too Many Students Perform Poorly in External Examinations

Reading Time: 4 minutes   I can tell you on authority that the achievement of academic excellence is not the preserve of only naturally talented students. The case of the so-called academic prodigy who scores a string of A’s with cheeky ease in any test on any day is always a rare phenomenon that holds all of us spellbound. …

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Harvest of Corruption Summarized: Plot Summary, Themes and Characters

Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi. This post deserves an appropriate title. Here it is: Harvest of Corruption Summarized – Plot Summary, Themes, Characters, Setting and Dramatic Techniques I have for you, in this mega tutorial, a direct-to-the point summary of the plot, themes and characters of the play, Harvest of Corruption by the Nigerian playwright, Frank Ogodo Ogbeche. You …

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The Effects of the Second World War on Nationalism in British West Africa

Reading Time: 3 minutes   In this tutorial, we are going to identify the major effects of the Second World War on nationalism in British West Africa. Specific examples will be drawn from the Gold Coast (Ghana). What if you are not a WASSCE candidate in Ghana? Maybe you are a student in Nigeria, The Gambia, Liberia or Sierra …

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Harvest of Corruption: To What Extent is Aloho Responsible for Her Troubles?

Reading Time: 3 minutes   I will be discussing in this brief tutorial the extent to which Aloho can be held personally responsible for her troubles in the play, Harvest of Corruption. One question that is bound to crop up in any critical discussion of Frank Ogodo Ogbeche’s play, Harvest of Corruption is this: Can the main character, Aloho, …

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The Character and Role of Aloho in Frank Ogodo Ogbeche’s Play, Harvest of Corruption

Reading Time: 6 minutes   Let us now take a detailed look at the character and role of the character called Aloho in the play, Harvest of Corruption by Frank Ogodo Ogbeche. Aloho’s physical attributes She is a slim young woman Aloho is dark-skinned She is of medium height, about 4 feet, 6 inches tall Aloho’s Social and economic …

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Discuss the Theme of Parental Neglect in Amma Darko’s Faceless

Reading Time: 5 minutes   This post is my quick and first response to a request made by one of you, my valued visitors and readers on CegastAcademy.com. So, Sylvia Addo, this is my way of showing my appreciation for the interest you have shown in the work my staff and I are doing at CegastAcademy.com, a branch of …

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What is Good About Knowing Yourself?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Let me tell you why self-knowledge or knowing yourself is that important for you. You may also call it self-awareness. Self-awareness is important because it is often touted as one necessary factor in an individual’s attempt to maximize their potential. So, how does one get to know oneself? Well, leaving the technical jargon aside, I’ll try …

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