Literature-In-English Paper 2, May/June 2012  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Main
General Comments
Question 2

Comment on the comportment of the cosmopolitan club members.


Candidates were expected to discuss the following characteristics of the Club members.

  • Firstly, the identification of the Club members is paramount as Africans struggling between two cultures, none of which they are appreciably integrated into;
  • Their adoption of English ways of life at the expense of their own cultural values.


  • Their ostentatious use of ‘jaw-breaking’ words as a show of mastery of the English Language;
  • The idea of “black skin, white masks” as captured by the comportment of the members of the Club.


The question was poorly attempted by candidates.


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