2018 nabteb gce literature expo
At around age 50, Yaremi was not just good looking, she was a very generous woman to the needy. Her generosity plus hardwork made her a well known woman in Kufi. Yaremi is the protagonist of Lonely Days by Bayo Adebowale. Many of the events in the novel revolved around her because her ideology of womanhood was different from that of other Kufi women. Yaremi coped properly with the pains of widowhood. She stood her ground and fought against men who wanted to take advantage of her widow state. she abusively rejected Ayanwale when he continued to persuade her to mary him. Yaremi felt that women of Kufi deserve female empowerment, she took it upon herself to become the representive of women in the fight against unnecessary dominance. Her fearlessness made her refuse the choosing of a cap at the cap-picking ceremony. that “nobody can use me, like a house help, Lanwa, to peel tubers, and slice banana chips on the wooden bench, in front of a lonely farmstead
in the bush”
Boris A. Max A Jewish lawyer who works for the Labor Defenders, an organization affiliated with the Communist Party , He sees black as equal to his race also make Bigger to have a sense of belonging. Max argues, based on a sociological analysis of American society, that institutionalized racism and prejudice—not inherent ethnic qualities—create conditions for violence in urban ghettos.
Jan Erlone – A member of the Communist Party and Mary Dalton’s boyfriend—a relationship that upsets Mary’s parents. Jan, like Mary, wants to treat Bigger as an equal, but such untraditional behavior only frightens and angers Bigger. Jan later recognizes his mistake in trying to treat Bigger this way and becomes sympathetic toward his plight. Jan becomes especially aware of the social divisions that prevent Bigger from relating normally with white society.