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    • Background to Arthur

    • Best friends ; Biographical fiction
    • The author recalls the life story of his best friend, Arthur, who grew up in a church orphanage that believed in raising “ children on religion and starvation”. The harsh cruelty with which he was treated as a child and later hardships in life did...
    • Adventure

    • Family life ; Imagination
    • The children engage in wildly imaginative play where the boys hunt lions and buffaloes while the girl and her doll travel to the sea where she hears the lap of the waves and watch as the frail boat struggles to stay afloat against the elements....
    • Night shudders over all

    • Man-woman relationship; Marriage; Infidelity
    • Night time seems to bring to fore all sorts of events and behavior as people reach out for life or try to make sense of it. The author presents some examples, including: the wife who suspects her artist husband of philandering with his latest...
    • Firewood

    • Fear ; Fathers and sons
    • The boy had many fears including that of his harsh, domineering father who constantly yelled at him and threatened to “ …take a piece of stick to his behind…” even as they laboured side by side in the field. Left alone in the dark to carry the...

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