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72 pagine
59 minuti
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Pubblicato:
Mar 4, 2014
ISBN:
9781493139736
Formato:
Libro

Descrizione

Jomo was preparing for his GCSE exams when his parents and sister were murdered in a night. The police investigation and effort could not nick the killers. Jomo lived a miserable life while living with his uncle; he could not continue in his education and was made to work as a fisherman.

With the help from a strange guest he was liberated, regained his freedom and became a wealthy man in his community.

This book explores the past experiences of a family in Africa. The book aims at promoting identity and valuing diversity in a diverse environment like the United Kingdom, USA, Australia and countries of the world with diverse culture. This book gives the youth the opportunity to appreciate, respect and value other peoples culture.

In this remarkable and educative book, the author emphasized on how important education is and how what we enjoy doing can bring us happiness. This book is interesting, intriguing, contains suspense, sad but with happy ending for a kind hearted Jomo.
Editore:
Pubblicato:
Mar 4, 2014
ISBN:
9781493139736
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

Felix B. Fatunwase holds a masters degree from a reputable university and lives in London. He has teaching experience both locally and internationally; he had taught in both the primary and secondary school where he developed a new passion for writing children’s books. His other book is ‘Matt the Maths Master’.


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Copyright © 2014 by Felix B. Fatunwase. 307911-BAFA

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Contents

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

DEDICATION

‘To all the children who aspire and determine to have a great and rewarding future’

Chapter One

‘A town couldn’t be more peaceful than this’, there was no record of any serious crime or related civil unrest anywhere around. People went about their normal business, they lived in harmony but the literacy level was very low. A well respected family in the town of Burdola gave birth to a baby boy named Jomo. The boy was the second baby of the family and this was celebrated in the community because the father of the new born baby was famous.

Burdola town was one of the remote towns in the south-east part of Africa. There was no electricity supply in the town, the roads were not tarred, and there was no telephone service, a postal service was in operation and a telegram service was also available to support communication but available only in large offices and government organisations. The major occupations there were farming and fishing. Bicycle was the major means of transportation and there were very few cars, buses and vans, acquired only by the very rich people.

The king of Burdola town was a very powerful traditional ruler and he approved the appointment of all the chiefs for all the small communities in the town whose job mainly was to collect taxes and levies and in return render royalties to the king regularly. He also performed ceremonial duties like receiving important dignitaries and installations of chiefs or awarding chieftaincy titles. One of the memorable ceremonial duties performed by the traditional ruler was the grand reception given to the Reverend Father from England who was posted to be the principal of the school. (There was only a primary school and a secondary school in the entire town. The schools were owned by the missionaries from England).

The secretary of the community was the only person in the town that understood and could also speak a little of English. He was the one that read the speech on behalf of the king and served as the interpreter between the king and the English Reverend Father. When the ceremony was about to be rounded up, the secretary escorted the King to a private area and told the king that he needed to show appreciation to the Reverend Father and his entourage; he therefore told him to go and meet the Reverend Father and his men and say to them Thank you, we are grateful the king rehearsed this many times and told the secretary, I have known it. The secretary now asked the king to go and show appreciation to the entire guests.

When the king got to them, he had forgotten all the lines of the statement rehearsed but he managed to say Tank-yo, we ha grate as he was shaking hands with the guests. The statement was a bit funny to the visitors, they smiled as they looked at themselves yet they could understand that the king could not speak English. When he got back to the secretary, the secretary asked the king what he said to them that made them smile and the king who genuinely thought the visitors smiled because they appreciated his spoken English, he said confidently to the secretary that I said Tank-yo, we ha grateThe secretary was able to hold himself from bursting into laughter but said to the king, Sir, you did not complete the statement, the last word remains ‘ful’, so you may have to add it to make the word complete, (grateful). The king hurriedly ran to the Reverend Father and his men and started shaking their hands again as he echoed here is the ‘f-o-o-o-o-o-l’ that remains.

Chapter Two

H owever, Jomo attended the only primary school in the town; his parents could afford the school fees. He was a very brilliant boy in school. He was loved by his teachers and peers. He was a famous boy in the school because he was very good in sport, even at his young age. He performed excellently

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