Teenage Withdrawal

  It’s your boy Prince in the building. Been a long time. Thank you Jó. It’s all due to the stress that comes from the daily activities of high school. My topic for today is teenage withdrawal. I don’t know much about depression but about a week ago my dad sent me a text saying that research has just shown that teens who listen to music a lot have a higher tendency to have withdrawal instincts and depression than…

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Our Rulers and ‘Domestic Violence’ Patterns

Just as domestic abuse usually starts in a subtle way for example little pushes, at times a some what hard slap with ruffled apologies. The same way is how corrupt rulers reign over sub-Saharan-Africa. They usually come to power at democratic times and at other times un-democratic. After all the the fanfare their true colors start to reveal itself. As domestic violence victims wonder if they are at fault with their oppressors, so Africans wonder…

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’30 Million More Girls Are At Risk Over the Next Decade’ Says the UN Resident Coordinator

Ade Mamonyane Lekotje, the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations system in The Gambia, said it is estimated that over 125 million women in the world today have undergone FGM and that 30 million more girls are at risk over the next decade on the African continent alone. Madam Lekotje made this disclosure while delivering a statement at the National Youth Forum on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) held from 6 to 8 October 2014 at…

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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”