Welcome to your Literature 2011
Questions 2 to 5 are based on J. C De Graft’s Sons and Daughters.
That almost freezes up the heat of lie. I’ll call them back again to comfort me. Nurse! – What should she do here? My dismal scene I need act alone. Come, vial’.
Questions 11 to 13 are based on Ferdinand Oyono’s The Old Man and the Medal.
‘As he opened and shut his mouth his lower jaw went down and came up, puffing up and then deflating the skin under his chin.’
Questions 14 to 16 are based on Buchi Emecheta’s The Joy of Motherhood
Questions 17 to 20 are based on George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four
Question 21 to 30 are New Poetry based on selected poems Ker, D. e t al (eds.) Bew Poetry from Africa;
‘Woman cannot exist except by man, What is there in that to vex some of them so?’
‘With a running stream and a water-mill beating the darkness.
Questions 31 to 40 are based on General Literary Principles.
‘Good warriors make others come to them and do not go to others…. When you induce opponents to come to you, then their force is always empty, like attacking emptiness with fullness is throwing on eggs.’ Zhang Yu:
AddQuestion 41 to 50 are based on literary AppreciationTheseus: Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour.
‘You are the silent code of pleasure locked in wordless wonder. You are the hive of treasure, no dragon can plunder’ Gbemisola Adeoti :Dream Code.
It was not yet closing time, but already most staff were trooping out of their offices. The lift was working now and he squeezed himself into it, breathing with difficulty the body odour emitted by one of the passengers. He sighed with relief when they got to the ground floor and tumbled out of the lift.’ Ken Saro-Wiwa: A Forest of Flowers
‘Do not thank me, instead, let me ask you one question, Now you have all come here sprawling vomiting, rubbing tears on one another begging me to do my duty and help you. But what about you yourselves? What have you done to help yourselves?
In those days. When civilization kicked us in the face, when holy water slapped brows. The vultures built in the shadow of their talons.’ David Diop: The Vulture
I am not afraid of anything; he told them. I have done almost everything in this world. I have you can think of an been committed all c y jailed for most of them. I have been in prison more hours than I have been out of it within the last five years.
‘I have said too much unto a heart of stone, And laid my honour too unchary on it’, There’s something in me that reproves my fault,. But such a headstrong potent fault it is That it but mocks reproof.’ William Shakespeare: Twelfth Night
‘Blood was prove no solace to the king. The rejection he had suffered at Idama’s hands pushed his spirit into a comfortless hole in which, alone with himself, he searched in vain for ways to run from his inner emptiness.’ Ayi Kwei Armah: Two Thousand Seasons
‘Homage to Peregede the triumphant mother of morning radiant in Chameleon’s velvet.
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