Unanswered cries

He is not worthy being emulated.

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She is engaged in premarital love affairs with Edward Cole. Nothing exciting happens in this place, she thought. But then they were both embarrassed when the issue was revealed in the court. We are also introduced to courtroom setting and how the case proceedings take place. Makalay comes in demanding to take Olabisi to the bondo camp. Then she runs off. They nicknamed it mama Africa.

Dauda comes back complaining for what Olabisi did to him. As she began to scrub the dish, the wind brought her news of an approaching group of singers. Women are both the victim and the chief perpetuators of this practice.

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He finally comes to his senses and admits that he has been a bad father and promises to change. We are also introduced to courtroom setting and how the case proceedings take place. She says it teaches women to be committed in their marriage, preparing women for their role as parents, the bondo initiates are taught the skills needed to successfully manage the household etc. She is engaged in premarital love affairs with Edward Cole. Makalay chases her daughter to Freetown and demands to have Olabisi back. Olabisi becomes the first witness to be called, Oyah cross-examines her, she narrates what happened, and then Mr. Bondo camps; we are also introduced to the practices at the bondo camp and what is going on there. Pg 63, He hit the bench with his gavel BAM! He can be reached by email at: enochtanyi yahoo. Third, the cries of the whole traditional society led by Ya Posseh in wanting all their girls to be circumcised including Olabisi are not answered. Olabisi, who is unaware of the predicament that awaits her, is spending the holidays with her mother Makalay in the village. Then Mr Sesay asks him a few questions and Ade stands for his decision that Olabisi should not be circumcised. Hunting is typical feature of rural setting.

It initiates her into the bondo secret society, which is believed to be ruled by gods and spirits, and raises her social status. Sesay follows.

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They claim it up to the court demanding that their cause is right and defend their position but eventually the court judge gives a decision against them.

She then runs away but unfortunately comes to the river. Omniscient point of view.

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Makalay and other traditional women led by the Bondo secret society, believe that through circumcision a girl would be able to prepare adequately for parenthood, be submissive, faithful and loyal to her husband and possess self-control over her sexual appetite. At times Olabisi and other characters speak in first person. She also challenges Makalay to prove how FGM helped her because she was once a girlfriend to Ade then to Dauda and was already circumcised. What are they doing here? We are told of Olabisi in the village, and the experience there, then forced to undergo FGM runs back to town then to court. Oyah then steps in to question Ya Posseh. She is surprised to see Rugiatu becoming angry and the two fight vigorously and Salay joins in to help her sister. Pg 63, He hit the bench with his gavel BAM! There is nowhere to go except to another boring part of the village. The shrieks of the girl were drowned.

She asks Ya Posseh to justify her claims since there are millions of good mothers who handle all the women responsibilities and they never went through bondo ritual and the fact that some girls die in the process. Urban setting in Freetown is also portrayed with the following sub settings.

Unanswered cries

Sesay follows. More importantly, who, the hell would keep dating and ultimately marry a guy who does?! In the middle there are cases of flashbacks like when Olabisi narrates what happened to her and when Ya Posseh narrates the history of FGM. While her father is Creole and opposes the practice, her mother, who is from the Temne tribe, is all for it. This cry is also unanswered as the court judges against her. She asks Ya Posseh to justify her claims since there are millions of good mothers who handle all the women responsibilities and they never went through bondo ritual and the fact that some girls die in the process. Then Ya Posseh arrives with a crowd of armed women demanding Olabisi to be taken to the bondo camp to undergo female circumcision for what she did. Forest; we also see a large forest where hunting is taking place. Her experience of living in town makes her believe that only boys undergo circumcision so she wanders what in the woman is being circumcised in the process. There is nowhere to go except to another boring part of the village. We are told of Olabisi in the village, and the experience there, then forced to undergo FGM runs back to town then to court. Hunting is typical feature of rural setting.
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