Hi literati. I trust you have been good? Are you preparing for the forthcoming examinations? I know you are. That is why yours truly has surfed the web just so you can have access to some of the recommended texts for 2021-2025 syllabus.
Kantamanto Market and Korle Lagoon are two symbolic places used in the portrayal of the Ghanaian realities in Alex Agyei-Agyiri’s Unexpected Joy at Dawn. They represent in their distinct ways the unpleasant situation of Ghana in the 1980s the author tries to situate in the text.
At the airport, Mama Orojo is subjected to thorough examination. Remember she has some pieces of gold and money on her (hidden in the compartment of her bible). When the metal detector is used on her, it shows red light, a sign that there is metal on her. However, after rigorous searching, the custom officers discover no metal and she is cleared for her flight despite the metal detector’s warning. What eludes them is that Mama Orojo could have hidden something in the bible she jealously clutches to.
The concept of beauty is the thematic preoccupation of Leopold Sedar Senghor’s Black Woman. The poem revolves round the subject of beauty. In the poem, there is a paradigm shift in the representation of beauty.
The poet persona here is accusing the former colonial forces of being complicit in the gory Biafran/Nigerian war that lasted for three years and the plights of malnourished Biafran children because of their economic interests.