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

Question 1

How does Pokuwaa Cope with tradition in the novel?


The required answer should include:

  • The involvement of Pokuwaa in the purification rites to pacify the gods in the course of which she prays that the gods should make her fertile.


  • She takes herbal medicines given to her by the priests religiously.
  • She conforms to throwing away the hornbill into the bush when urged to do so.
  • Her resolve to discontinue sacrifices to the gods is an expression of dissatisfaction with the state of affairs after which she gets pregnant.


Candidates’ performance was good.

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