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As most of you already know, count it part of my reading challenge. Second Term at the Eternity Senior High School turns out to be highly eventful, with lots of expectations to pursue. But he wanted to live”. Replaying Societal Ills on Stage Image courtesy of Google Writing within a context of a geographical region troubled by social, politi The greatest weakest of the story was, it couldn’t explain further about what happened to the people who helped Afolabi in reaching his goal.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Feb 14, Ebenezer marked it as to-read.

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The book was very captive. Can a boy hat his classmates without a cause? And what has the heritage of an anthem and a lawrece got to do with their relationships and everyday experiences? Will her dreadful dream become a reality, since the strange woman is not about to forgo her quest to find her daughter? Books by Lawrence Darmani. The students who have read the series have expressed delight for them and they are often included on students’ supplementary reading list.

A YA Christian fiction that I would recommend mostly to young people who are going through difficulties and are bereft grier hope.

I always say that staying with your immediate family is the best. It is well organized and the characters in the story played an important role. I may just read it one lzwrence these day. This story has something to tell every boy or girl, man or woman, who lives among people who value their heritage.


In Buama, Adu discovers a foster family in the form of his teachers — Ofori and Beckie. Open Preview See a Problem? If the entertainment prefect thinks his idea of amusement will please every student, he is sadly mistaken. Mar 21, Kyere K. Kukua never thought examination fever could cause her to do what she did to make Mr.

To me, it’s not a good-evil war. What is not funny, however, is Kukua’s violent reaction when a senior girl tells her secretly, “Be my supi! Sad story of a young boy who loses his parents and only sister in a lawrenc of months. Want to Read Currently Chhild Read.

For Kukua and her friend Samira, the challenges in the third term are very high, and the road there is full of unexpected happenings.

However the challenge lies in deciding what to hold on to and what to borrow from other cultures even as we abandon others.

A good thing Adu chose life over death. The choices characters made determined their destiny: At least I can now reminisce about it because I have hindsight knowledge of what relationships are Consequently, he abandoned the village and left his farm in the care of Nimo. Beautifully written story of good overcoming evil.

His life is ended but yours is not”. Oct 21, Doeshow added it Shelves: Why on earth does a village make such a choice in such modern times? The rainbow is beautiful despite its variegated colours that portray a spectrum of diversity.

Drifting into sleep, Adu was gripped by nightmare. It was very moving.

Grief Child

Abiba thinks it is a fine choice; if so then why does she return home so prematurely? Each character has an effect, for instance, how to get the reader curious on what will happen next, how to change the mood of the reader. In the midst of studying hard for the impending examination, how does Samira handle the appearance of a strange woman who claims to be her long-lost and forgotten biological mother?


There is a possibility that as a people, we are eternally aggrieved by the repercussions of colonialism thus bemoaning our lost sense of belonging through the deracination of our values as a people. His role in helping the Chief of Buama apprehend and convict local thieves provides him with a sense of meaning in life. The book is so nice. In the village midnight was a dangerous time.

Sneaking out of school, he goes to see this cjild man and comes face-to-face with the biggest surprise of his life. It was better not to cild awake or to hear noises.

Mary Okeke Reviews: Grief Child, , Lawrence Darmani ***

The biggest surprise of all is Samira, the girl Kukua meets who has a bigger-than-life story. Lawgence Okeke 8 October at It’s the best Ghanaian novel I’ve read. Adu, a happy preteen boy lived with his family in Susa, a village dramani in the South of Ghana. Listeners to the story know what the story says, and what the character went through.

To him, real entertainment must be vigorous, shake the bones, and draw sweat – not this boring thing everybody is talking about.