“A Day in the Life” – A Purple Hibiscus Diary Entry Series

Eugene – “Heathens Are Everywhere”

 

Wednesday 15th September, 2017                                                              

 Enugu

 

Today was, truly, a disheartening day for me. At first, everything seemed to be going well – not only had Jaja and Kambili been meeting my expectations in terms of their studies, but I received news that my new line of jams would soon be in production. However, God had a different plan for me, today. After breakfast, I ventured out to meet with my writers for The Standard. Although I took the usual route on my way there, I found that the road had been blocked. The corrupt police were not even the ones to blame, this time; instead, there was a heathen parade taking place! They danced and cried out to their false gods, making me sick to my stomach. I prayed and looked away, clutching my rosary, until I heard a knock on the hood of my vehicle. To my horror, I found that Brother Nnkawa, from church, bumped into my car while participating in this ungodly celebration! I would not have expected such foul behaviour from a man like him. I suppose this is a sign from God, telling me that there are still more people who must be saved. I must make sure I pray for these heathens, especially Brother Nnkawa.

 

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The New Yam Festival of the Igbo People

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Disclaimer: All characters mentioned (i.e Eugene, Kambili, Jaja, Beatrice, and Aunty Ifeoma) are property of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. “A Day in the Life” Diary Entries are simply part of a class activity, which allows students to gain a better understanding and appreciation of Adichie’s characters through embodying and portraying them.

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