For the love of books

  Hi there, I’m sorry I’ve been scarce. I was ill for a while but I’m better now, I was also very busy after I recovered. I even attended an alumni reunion in my secondary school but I’m back now and I’ll try not to disappear again. If you’re wondering how the the party was, it was very fine. I had fun seeing my classmates again even if it was just a few of them.…

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The Color Purple by Alice Walker

  The story centres around the life of Celie, the novel’s protagonist. After being raped by her stepfather, she is warned not to tell anyone; otherwise it would kill her mother. Cowed by this threat, Celie chooses to tell God by writing him letters on the matter as well as other harrowing experiences she goes through. The stepfather, Alphonso (Fonso for short), continues to sexually abuse her, producing thereby a boy and a girl which he…

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Buchi Emecheta : The Joys Of Motherhood

Nwokocha Agbadi is a proud, handsome and wealthy local chief. Although he has many wives he finds a woman named Ona more attractive. Ona (a priceless jewel) is the name he has given her. Ona is the daughter of a chief. When she was young, her father took her everywhere he went, saying she was his ornament, and Nwokocha Agbadi would say jokingly, “Why don’t you wear her around your neck like an Ona?” (a…

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Book Review : Purple Hibiscus

Purple hibiscus is a story of the tragic disintegration of a family, seen through the eyes of a teenager, Kambili, who is herself a victim. The family in question-the Achikes- live in affluence, which is characterized by generosity and a great sense of religious devotion. It is this later attribute which, when perverted, paradoxically devastates the family. The patriarch of the family, otherwise known as Papa, Uncle Eugene or Brother Eugene, was educated by the Catholic missionaries and he is…

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Book Review : So Long A Letter by Mariama Ba

Short Summary

So long a letter is a sequence of reminiscences, some wistful, some bitter, recounted by Ramatoulaye who has recently been widowed. The letter addressed to her old friend Aissatou is a record of her emotional survival after her husband’s abrupt decision to take a second wife. His choice is Binetou, the best friend of their first daughter. She also talks about Aissatou’s own divorce and what led to it. Aissatou’s husband, Mawdo Ba, is best friend to Ramatoulaye’s husband Mawdo Fall. The letter ends with her expressing her joy to see her best friend again after such a long time.

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My Opinion Of the Novel

As I sat down to read this book, I was captivated by its words. The deep feelings engendered in one throughout the book. The uniqueness of the plot makes it captivating and the narrative technique used makes it more personal and closer to home. The book’s plot is one that is very dear to me because I love to read anything “Book Review : So Long A Letter by Mariama Ba”

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE BY JANE AUSTEN

The novel centers on Elizabeth Bennet, the second of the five daughters of a country gentleman. Mr Bennet is a bookish man, and somewhat neglectful of his responsibilities. Mrs Bennet is a woman lacking in social graces and primarily concerned with finding suitable husbands for her five daughters. Jane Bennet, the eldest daughter, is distinguished by the kindness of her attitudes; Elizabeth Bennet, the second daughter, shares her father’s keen wit and occasionally sarcastic outlook;…

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE BY JANE AUSTEN

The novel centers on Elizabeth Bennet, the second of the five daughters of a country gentleman. Mr Bennet is a bookish man, and somewhat neglectful of his responsibilities. Mrs Bennet is a woman lacking in social graces and primarily concerned with finding suitable husbands for her five daughters. Jane Bennet, the eldest daughter, is distinguished by the kindness of her attitudes; Elizabeth Bennet, the second daughter, shares her father’s keen wit and occasionally sarcastic outlook;…

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jane eyre by charlotte bronte- African rubiz books

JANE EYRE BY CHARLOTTE BRONTE Jane Eyre is a fictional autobiography. It begins at Gateshead Hall where Jane spends ten years of her life. She lives here with her cousins, John, Eliza and Georgiana Reed, and their mother. One day after dinner the children gather round their mother with the exception of Jane, who is exempted because she has not acquired a sociable and childlike disposition.  As she slipped into the drawing room to read…

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Jane eyre by charlotte bronte-African rubiz books

JANE EYRE BY CHARLOTTE BRONTE Jane Eyre is a fictional autobiography. It begins at Gateshead Hall where Jane spends ten years of her life. She lives here with her cousins, John, Eliza and Georgiana Reed, and their mother. One day after dinner the children gather round their mother with the exception of Jane, who is exempted because she has not acquired a sociable and childlike disposition.  As she slipped into the drawing room to read…

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