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Summary of Chapter Fifteen of Faceless

Reading Time: 3 minutes   You can now have your authoritative summary of Chapter Fifteen of Faceless, a novel by Amma Darko Chapter Fifteen of Faceless begins with a brief but most revealing description of the character of Onko. We learn in this Chapter that the name Onko is a corrupted version of the English word, “uncle”. The children …

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Summary of Chapter Sixteen of Faceless

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Let’s begin our summary of Chapter Sixteen of Faceless by touching on the most important highlights in this chapter. Chapter Sixteen of Faceless is right at the end of Book Two of this novel by the Ghanaian author, Amma Darko. Chapter Sixteen is a direct continuation of the events that unfolded in Chapter Fifteen …

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Discuss the Significance of the Relationship Between Maa Tsuru and Kpakpo

Reading Time: 7 minutes This tutorial will describe how Maa Tsuru met Kpakpo and the details of the first meeting between Maa Tsuru and Kpakpo in Faceless . We shall also take a close look at the significance of this first meeting  and the subsequent relationship between Maa Tsuru and Kpakpo that grows out of it. You can find …

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A Summary of Chapter Seven of Faceless

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Are you ready to have your summary of Chapter Seven of Faceless? Two significant events in Chapter 7 of Faceless, a novel by Amma Darko are: Kabria’s return to the Agbogbloshie Market to meet Fofo for the second time Kabria’s visit to the blue rasta hairdressing salon kiosk Chapter Seven of Faceless opens with …

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Summary of Chapter 6 of Faceless

Reading Time: 4 minutes     This post is a summary of Chapter 6 of Faceless, a novel by Amma Darko. Two key issues that form part of Chapter 6 of Faceless by Amma Darko are: Kabria’s struggles with the reality of the maturing body of Obea, her adolescent daughter and her exposure to information about sex. Male-bashing and …

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Comment on the Friendship Between Fofo and Odarley

Reading Time: 4 minutes The friendship between Fofo and Odarley is one that is built around the following core values: shared needs emotional support shared interests trust companionship So close is the friendship between Fofo and Odarley that they do many things together. Interdependence between Fofo and Odarley As close friends, Fofo and Odarley trust and depend on each …

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The Character and Role of Fofo in Faceless

Reading Time: 7 minutes The character and role of Fofo in Faceless is one big predictable topic for both students and teachers of WASSCE Literature-i-English, isn’t it? I daresay there is no teacher nor student of Literature-in-English who wouldn’t have thought about the role of Fofo as they prepare for WASSCE, JAMB, NECO or any other examination involving Darko’s …

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The Significance of Fofo’s Dream in Faceless

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Book One, Chapter One of Faceless opens with Fofo’s dream while she sleeps on a piece of old cardboard in front of a provisions store in the Agbogbloshie market place. But before we discuss the significance of the only dream in Faceless, I would like us to quickly go over the essential details of …

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Describe the Attempts Made by Poison to Hide Baby T’s Identity

Reading Time: 4 minutes Baby T’s identity after her death remains a mystery to the people of MUTE and Harvest FM for some time. The person who goes to great lengths to hide Baby T’s identity is Poison. We shall begin this tutorial about attempts made by Poison to hide Baby T’s identity by briefly outlining the events that …

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The Role of Ms Kamame in Faceless

Reading Time: 3 minutes We are taking a close look at the role of Ms Kamame in Faceless, a novel by Amma Darko Ms Kamame is a social worker with The Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG), a Ghanaian non-governmental organization. The role of Ms Kamame in Faceless can be seen in the context of  the many social problems …

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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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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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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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A Simplified Summary of Amma Darko’s Novel, Faceless.

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Here is a simplified, direct-to-the-point summary of the relevant details in the novel, Faceless, by the Ghanaian writer, Amma Darko. AMMA DARKO: FACELESS Summary of the Text The story begins with the protagonist, a street child called Fofo. Fofo earns her livelihood by washing vegetables and petty stealing. She befriends another street child, Odarley …

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