Senior High School Literature

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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How to Derive Blockbuster Points from an Incident in a Novel or Play for Your Literature Essay

Reading Time: 6 minutes For every learner or teacher of Literature, there is an important aspect of the play or novel, or even long narrative poetry, which must never be taken lightly. I am referring to the incidents or episodes which constitute the action of the play, for example. Incidents are so important in any serious study of a …

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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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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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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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What Are the Functions of Literature?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Literature is about life. Literature is about people, be they individuals or groups of individuals. Literature is all about the places and environments in which people live, work and interact with one another. Literature is about the actions of real people like you and me. In fact, literature is about the motives behind those actions. …

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Vital Aspects of the WASSCE Literature-in-English Syllabus

Reading Time: 1 minute Let’s take a look at the key aspects of the WASSCE Literature-in-English syllabus. The following are the major elements of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Literature-in-English (Elective) Syllabus/Paper Papers 3 and 1 (combined) You shall take these two papers together at the first sitting. Paper 3 (African and No-African Prose) You shall …

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How to Identify the Theme in a Novel

Reading Time: 3 minutes   I’m about to show you how to identify the theme or themes in a literary work. Do you find it a major challenge finding the theme in a novel and/or discussing it in the desired detail in a literature essay? You need not to worry anymore. In a straightforward manner, I will now show …

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