Set in the western part of Nigeria, Lonely Days by Bayo Adebowale tells the story of a widow, Yaremi and the ordeals she faces in her husband’s village, Kufi. With the use of flashback, simile, metaphor and other literary techniques, Bayo Adebowale paints the picture of what it means to be a woman and even worse, a widow, in a contemporary Nigerian rural setting. This text is an opportunity to teach students the importance of bravery, hard work and speaking up in the face of oppression.
I have put together a free chapter by chapter reading guide, plus fun activities and student-centred projects which I believe will be useful for all teachers of Literature in planning their lessons for this text. I can’t wait to get your feedback on how you were able to adapt the ideas in your classroom and I hope you have fun using them, just as I did writing them. Good luck!
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