Literature-In-English Paper 3 May/June 2015

Question 3

    Women of Owu

    Comment on Orisaye’s madness in the play.


This was a popular question.  However, many of them focused on the character of Orisaye, rather than how her insanity added to the development of the plot.

The following points were expected from the candidates:

  • Her prophecy that the Allied Forces will not make it back home and that those who do will find their homes desecrated by a war worse than the war they have unleashed on Owu.
  • Her prophecy that Erelu Affin will die in the town of Owu.
  • Her decision to kill Balogun Kusa.

    Candidates’ performance in this question was poor.