book is set in harmattans- "a season in the West African subcontinent, which occurs between the end of November and the middle of March. It is characterized by dry and dusty northeasterly trade wind, of the same name, which blows from the Sahara Desert over West Africa into the Gulf of Guinea."
window nets are commonly used
the family is catholic and very religious.
religion really not a big factor for Valentino
children that are defiant is rare and unusual in families
children in my book got separated from there family and didn't really get to that defiant stage
hands were washed in bowls.
no information is given about that in my book
possible servant named sisi and driver for he upper middle class family.
Valentino and his family were lower class
children attended gifted schools
kids were in refugee camps in my book
it was believed when women often have a lot of girls she needs to be left and the man needs to remarry. but papa unlike others chose to stay with mama
The women in my book was betrayed as slaves
no washing machines
Not mentioned in my book
"coup"- term associated with a corrupt govt, that starts a vicious cycle
the household is under their fathers strict control. they have well planned out schedules that are often revised for each week
Same!!!! men were more dominant
elagere- a piece of furniture w/ a number of open selves for displaying ornaments
missal kept in car for protection
cars was not mentioned at all in my book so im not sure if they were there yet
mother has many miscarriages
huge dishonor that Kambili came second in her class(report card status)
Ade was arrested and mistreated for writing article about higher authority having to do with distributing heroin & other drugs ; kidnapped him & put cigarettes out on his back
soilders were mean & agressive
same!!! they treated the boys in the refugee camp like trash
family revisits hometown for a few days in December. city houses are smaller than house they visit in hometown
Valentino always wished to go back to his town but never made it there
not allowed to vist w/ grandfather for long due to the fact tthat papa extremly dislikes him
umuna- feast/ pilgramage to god
in their culture its seen as not kind for older people to chorea
family is on strictt schedual, even family time. play chest and listen to raido
didn't mention much about his family because they potentially dead
Ade Coker writes repulsive articles about cabinet memebers
the government turned on there people but didn't mention the type
Govt is declining
not a good Gov system in both book
Set standard of rules the family follows
Father puts religion over ancestoral traditions
Widows cut hair short
Two burial ceremonies
if you died at the camp you wouldn't have a proper burial
Does your book have any flash backs?
My Character started of in Ethiopia and moved to the Us
My main Character is Valentino and he is a refugee that escaped from Kenya
Did you have any harsh encounter with the troop that led the refugees in your book?
My book also included the cultural differences with Africa and the Us
Does your book include anything about war?
Anything about Refugee camps?