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Journal In The - Rachel Lasky 27 March 2008 ENG 1120 Teacher Name In the Shadow of War Ben Okri's In the Shadow of War is unique in that it draws

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Rachel Lasky 27 March, 2008 ENG 1120 Teacher Name In the Shadow of War Ben Okri’s In the Shadow of War is unique in that it draws upon old time African beliefs and ideals in a new era as his story takes place in the 1988 rural and civil-war torn Nigeria. He uses the mystery of an eclipse along with the everyday wonder that comes from being a young boy living a world that is surrounded by a war that he is trying to be hidden from. In the Shadow of War , by Ben Okri, uses the imagination of an ignorant young boy named Omovo to show the confusion, naiveties, and misunderstandings that can come from living in a war torn society. Omovo, who I would suspect to be about 12 years old and still considered a young, naïve boy, would watch out the window every day and at the same hour “a strange woman with a black veil over her head had been going past the house.” As his father would leave for work telling Omovo to turn off the radio and not listen to war news, Omovo would turn the radio back on and watch for the woman. From the very beginning
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2008 for the course ENG 1120 taught by Professor Waynejohns;staff during the Spring '08 term at Greensboro College.

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Journal In The - Rachel Lasky 27 March 2008 ENG 1120 Teacher Name In the Shadow of War Ben Okri's In the Shadow of War is unique in that it draws

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