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

Question 4

Examine the role of Papa Nnukwu in the novel.


Candidates were expected to discuss the following points.

  • Papa Nnukwu is a symbol of tradition in the novel. 

through him we see the traditional religion in practice.

  • He refuses to be lured by flashy gifts to change his principles.  His rejection of a bigger house and car from his son as a bribe to dump his traditional religion shows that he is principled.


  • Papa Nnukwu knows his right, he insists that his grandchildren must visit him, a request that Eugene grants grudgingly.
  • Papa Nnukwu is a humorist, a good entertainer to his grandchildren.


  • He is not fanatical about his own religion and he prays for everybody including his enemies.

         Candidates’ performance was good.

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