WASSCE Literature

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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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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The Character and Role of Madam Hoha in Harvest of Corruption

Reading Time: 6 minutes The character and role of Madam Hoha in the play Harvest of Corruption is the focus of this tutorial. Note these initial points. Please note that much of the content of this tutorial will qualify to be used to answer a question on the role of Akpara Hotel in Harvest of Corruption. Now, if this …

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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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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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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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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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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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Native Son: The Theme of Power

Reading Time: 5 minutes Discuss the role power plays in Richard Wright’s novel, Native Son. In Native Son, we see a society divided on the lines of those who have power and those who are denied power. Related: The role of Creamy in Amma Darko’s novel, Faceless In this post, I will be looking at the theme of power …

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