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“My Mission” (a poem)

Preface: This is a poem I wrote in partial fulfillment of my Communication Studies School-Based Assessment for CAPE. It is meant as a tribute to hardworking and passionate teachers, who are often underpaid and undervalued. I hope you enjoy it. My Mission Each day I wake to see their little smiles To nurture and inspire … Continue reading “My Mission” (a poem)

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Thomas Hardy’s Poetry

Thomas Hardy’s somber poems reflect the religious doubt/ skepticism of the Victorian era. Prevalent themes of his poetry include: spirituality and god, death, heartbreak, and nature. His poetry is an expression of his own a-religious feelings and the rising deviation from religion of people in the Victorian era in general. His poems seem pessimistic and … Continue reading Thomas Hardy’s Poetry

A Sassy Literature Review of : Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Purple Hibiscus is a first person point-of-view narrative that was written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and first published in 2003. This novel vividly depicts major themes of Religion, Gender, and Colonialism/Post-Colonialism  through the eyes of a young, Nigerian girl by the name of Kambili. Kambili resides within her home in Enugu alongside her brother, mother, … Continue reading A Sassy Literature Review of : Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“A DAY IN THE LIFE” – A PURPLE HIBISCUS DIARY ENTRY SERIES

Eugene - "It pains me" Sunday 23rd May, 2017   It was looking like it was to be a wondrous Sunday, visitors had come to see me and my family and I would be attending Mass soon. Oh how I do look forward to going to Mass today, to feel closer to God and to … Continue reading “A DAY IN THE LIFE” – A PURPLE HIBISCUS DIARY ENTRY SERIES

“A DAY IN THE LIFE” – A PURPLE HIBISCUS DIARY ENTRY SERIES

Auntie Ifeoma - "Nwunye m" Friday 10th June, 2017   On this fine day I found myself cleaning out the freezer, because of the consistent power outages. I couldn't help but laugh when my dear Kambili thought that the meat was wasted, she has so much to learn. It is good to see how well … Continue reading “A DAY IN THE LIFE” – A PURPLE HIBISCUS DIARY ENTRY SERIES

“A DAY IN THE LIFE” – A PURPLE HIBISCUS DIARY ENTRY SERIES

Beatrice - "It won't be long" Wednesday 17th July, 2017 I miss my children dearly and I cannot keep myself from worrying about them. I know that Ifeoma will care for them. I know that in Nsukka they are safe. Far from their father, but still it is impossible to keep from worrying. The house … Continue reading “A DAY IN THE LIFE” – A PURPLE HIBISCUS DIARY ENTRY SERIES

“A DAY IN THE LIFE” – A PURPLE HIBISCUS DIARY ENTRY SERIES

Kambili - "Praise" Monday 4th April, 2017 Today had been a good day. At breakfast this morning, I got to see Papa smile. He smiled because of something that Jaja said and I wished that I could have been the one to make him smile so. After breakfast, I went to school and around half-way … Continue reading “A DAY IN THE LIFE” – A PURPLE HIBISCUS DIARY ENTRY SERIES

“A DAY IN THE LIFE” – A PURPLE HIBISCUS DIARY ENTRY SERIES

Kambili- “An Alien Way of Life” My first day at aunty Ifeoma’s house has been the biggest shock of my entire life. My cousins have no schedules or bedtimes. They break out in song in the middle of saying the rosary. Amaka can talk back to her mother without facing consequences. Papa would not be … Continue reading “A DAY IN THE LIFE” – A PURPLE HIBISCUS DIARY ENTRY SERIES

“A DAY IN THE LIFE” – A PURPLE HIBISCUS DIARY ENTRY SERIES

Eugene- “The Corruption of my Children” Kambili and Jaja have been away for three days now, and I can already imagine all of the blasphemous things they have heard in Nsukka. I pray that my dear children do not fall prey to the devil. I feel anxious at the thought of them being exposed to … Continue reading “A DAY IN THE LIFE” – A PURPLE HIBISCUS DIARY ENTRY SERIES

“A DAY IN THE LIFE” – A PURPLE HIBISCUS DIARY ENTRY SERIES

Jaja - "The Man of the House" Once again, Kambili has been made to feel papa’s wrath. Her sharp screams of pain pierce holes in my heart, which are then filled with hatred for my father. The fact that he actually believes that a child’s innocent skin deserves such cruel treatment enrages me. I am … Continue reading “A DAY IN THE LIFE” – A PURPLE HIBISCUS DIARY ENTRY SERIES