Literature

The Significance of the First Encounter Between Kabria and Fofo at the Agbogbloshie Market

Reading Time: 7 minutes   This tutorial is about the significance of the first encounter between Kabria and Fofo at the Agbogbloshie Market. For you to do proper justice to a question about the first encounter between Kabria and Fofo at the Agbogbloshie Market, you will need to cover the below important areas. But before we continue … I …

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Chapter Three Summary of Faceless

Reading Time: 4 minutes This tutorial is one more in a series that is all about concise summaries of the chapters in Faceless, a novel by Amma Darko. You will find the summary of Chapter Three of Faceless here. I am about to give you the complete summary of Faceless Chapter Three. Much of the detailed description that characterizes …

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The Character and Role of Kabria in Faceless

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Prescribed Texts for WASSCE Literature-in-English 2021 – 2025

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you plan to sit for the WASSCE Literature-in-English paper in the near future? Are you hoping to be a WASSCE candidate in Nigeria or you will register for your WASSCE for private candidates in Ghana? Whether you will sit for the examination in The Gambia, Liberia or Sierra Leone, the WASSCE Literature-in-English syllabus is …

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Scene Four Summary of Harvest of Corruption

Reading Time: 3 minutes   In our summary of Scene Three of Frank Ogodo Ogbeche’s play, Harvest of Corruption, we see the bizarre manner in which Justice Odili dismisses the drug case against Aloho “for want of evidence”. In this Scene Four summary of Harvest of Corruption we will see a a follow-up to the events that unfolded in …

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A Summary and Analysis of Chapter Four of Faceless by Amma Darko

Reading Time: 9 minutes   AMMA DARKO: FACELESS Chapter Summaries of Faceless: Chapter Four Here is a secret for you: Chapter Four of Faceless is loaded. Simple truth. Take it; or leave it at your own peril. You know why? Chapter Four of Faceless is quite an eventful one. So I have chosen to take some time to prepare …

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10 Useful Extracts from Amma Darko’s Novel, Faceless

Reading Time: 6 minutes   Are you a Literature-in-English student? Are you an independent learner preparing for WASSCE or any other examination? Are you expecting to answer one or more essay questions based on Amma Darko’s novel, Faceless? I have good news for you. It is possible to find it very easy writing a high-grade Literature essay. How? Just …

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Comment on the View That Baby T is a Victim of Social Injustice

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Amma Darko portrays Baby T as a victim of social injustice. The premature death of Baby T is clearly an avoidable one. It is the injustices in the society which this girl came to meet that bring about her sad end. There are many instances of social injustice which have conspired to end the …

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Analysis of Piano and Drums: Subject Matter, Themes and Poetic Devices

Reading Time: 10 minutes   Let’s analyze the poem, Piano and Drums, shall we? Piano and Drums Analyzed: Subject Matter, Themes and Poetic Devices The study guide you are about to read in this Literature tutorial will help you to better understand the subject matter, themes and poetic devices of the poem Piano and Drums by the Nigerian poet, …

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The Character and Role of Ochuole in Harvest of Corruption

Reading Time: 5 minutes   Hello.   This tutorial is designed for one key purpose. It is meant to provide you with a full assessment of the character and role of Ochuole in Frank Ogodo Ogbeche’s play,  Harvest of Corruption.   Let’s set the ball rolling with the main attributes of the character called Ochuole in Harvest of Corruption. …

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Extracts From My Readings – Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

Reading Time: 5 minutes   Chinua Achebe remains one of the greatest writers the continent of Africa has ever produced. Reading his works has taught me useful lessons about the history of my people, how they came into contact with Europe and the indelible marks left behind as a result of that interaction. So why this? You may ask. Here …

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Memorable Excerpt from Shakespeare’s Tragedy, Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark

Reading Time: 1 minute   Here is the origin of the saying: Neither a lender nor a borrower be. Neither a lender nor a borrower be is part of the fatherly advice given by Polonius, arguably the most colourful and interesting character in the tragedy, Hamlet, to the prince, Hamlet. I present to you much of what Polonius said to Hamlet who …

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Mark Antony’s Famous Speech in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Here lies the origin of the phrase: The evil that men do lives after them. It is first said in  this speech by the fictional character, Mark Antony in Julius Caesar, one of the many tragedies by William Shakespeare. Let’s now go to Mark Antony’s moving speech at the funeral of his friend, the …

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Machiavelli: What You Must Know About the Author of “The Prince”

Reading Time: 1 minute Niccolo Machiavelli was the principal political writer of the Renaissance period in Europe. He was born in Florence, Italy. Out of his experience as secretary to rulers of Florence and his observations, he developed political ideas which he expressed in his chief work, The Prince. In this book, Machiavelli showed how a prince can strengthen …

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The Aspects of Character Every Literature Student Should Know

Reading Time: 4 minutes   In this tutorial, I will take you through aspects of character and characterization techniques writers employ to bring their literary figures to life. I will also show you how to easily find and add the ideas that will make your literature essay on a character a high-grade one. Here we go! What is a …

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