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In The Other Side of Truth, the protagonist, Sade, is caring. After her mother is killed, she cares for her younger brother, Femi. She is grieving, and "she wanted to lie down and make everything...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2016 2:19 pm UTC

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The climax in the plot of a story is the most exciting moment where the reader is kept in suspense about how the story is going to turn out and the main conflict of the story is going to be...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2013 7:16 am UTC

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To craft a summary of each chapter of Beverly Naidoo's The Other Side of Truth, consider the traditional structure of a plot. Generally speaking, a plot consists of a beginning, middle, and end....

Latest answer posted August 31, 2020 7:14 pm UTC

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The story that Papa tells Sade and Femi through a letter is a story of sacrifice. A tortoise who has been cornered by a leopard asks a dying wish to be given five more minutes of life. In the time,...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2019 7:03 pm UTC

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The two main characters are Sade and her younger brother Femi, who lived in Nigeria until the death of their mother at the hands of Nigerian officials who had been angered by their father’s latest...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2015 8:39 am UTC

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One possible explanation is that Sade and Femi's father always insists on the importance of the truth. He's a fearless journalist renowned for his critical articles on the hypocrisy and corruption...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2019 9:08 am UTC

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Beverley Naidoo’s novel explores a wide range of themes. In one sense, the work is a novel about cultural transition, dealing with the adjustment process for two young children to a new and alien...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2020 1:33 pm UTC

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The Other Side of Truth was written by Beverly Naidoo. It is a story about two Nigerian children who travel to London as refugees after their mother is murdered. Their father wrote critically about...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2020 11:58 pm UTC

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As soon as Sade begins her new school in England, it's clear to her that she's going to have a lot of trouble with Marcia, the resident bully. Marcia makes it clear that she doesn't like Africans...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2018 10:24 am UTC

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One distinct way in which the voices in Naidoo's work undermine authority is in how they are betrayed by it. Sade and Femi are themselves undermined by the authority structure in the different...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2015 2:43 pm UTC

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I think that there is much to be said regarding how Sade and Femi struggle with new realities, but do so in a uniquely human manner. Their situation is specific, but also universal. One reason...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2015 9:25 pm UTC

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This is a very disturbing book in many ways, as the realities of life as an asylum seeker are presented in very graphic terms. Perhaps one of the most shocking examples of difficult and disturbing...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2013 6:53 am UTC

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The role of the father is one textual example which supports the idea that bravery triumphs amidst inequality and corruption. The world of Nigeria is one where injustice and unfairness reigns....

Latest answer posted January 4, 2015 9:35 pm UTC

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The Other Side of Truth gets off to a dramatic start. The first and most important point in this first chapter is the murder of Sade’s mother. She is killed in a drive-by shooting as Sade is...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2021 7:03 pm UTC

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Beverley Naidoo’s novel engages children by featuring believable yet courageous child protagonists. While they interact frequently with adults and are often dependent on them, the siblings also...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2020 3:39 am UTC

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Sade and Femi have been wandering around the streets of London in search of Uncle Dele. So far, it's been a pretty fruitless search; they've looked high and low for him, but all to no avail. At...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2020 6:43 am UTC

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In the book The Other Side of Truth, Papa is a writer for a newspaper. He is the kind of writer and reporter that people enjoy reading, but he is not the kind of writer that governments and...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2015 12:57 am UTC

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After the video shop incident, Sade and Femi land in the hands of the police who seem free of ill intentions, unlike the ones back home. However, the two can’t trust them and remain mum; they do...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2015 3:15 pm UTC

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The Other Side of Truth is a novel written by Beverly Naidoo. In the novel, corruption is mostly about maintaining power and control over many of the actions and beliefs of the people of Nigeria....

Latest answer posted August 24, 2019 1:16 am UTC

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I think that one way in which the narratives are constructed to show different points of view is to show that different narratives have different foundations for righteous action. It is difficult...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2013 10:27 am UTC

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The Other Side of Truth was written by Beverly Naidoo. It is about two Nigerian children who seek refuge in London as refugees after their mother is murdered in Nigeria. Seeking a safe place to...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2019 6:45 pm UTC

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Both Uncle Tunde and Uncle Dele are supportive towards Sade and her family. Uncle Tunde aides in relocating the two children to safety in England by conniving with Mrs. Bankole to pretend the two...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2015 3:53 pm UTC

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Uncle Tunde escorts Papa's children out of Nigeria after the murder of his brother's wife. Tunde has been vocal about his brother's controversial writing about Nigeria's leaders, which would...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2018 1:57 am UTC

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It's a variation on the common expression "like two peas in a pod," meaning two people who are very similar to each other, especially if they share a physical resemblance. So when Mama Buki says...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2019 10:16 am UTC

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Beverly Naidoo's novel The Other Side of Truth begins in Nigeria during the mid-1990s. This period in Nigerian history was marked by the savage dictatorship of General Sani Abacha. General Abacha...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2019 6:01 pm UTC

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In chapter 3, "A Small Bag and a Rucksack Each," Sade and Femi must quickly pack their belongings and get ready to flee to London. As the chapter's title suggests, they can only bring what can fit...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2021 6:33 pm UTC

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I think that one example of "difficult and disturbing content" would be the manner in which Sade and Femi see their mother gunned down. It is difficult to process because of the savage manner in...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2013 3:46 pm UTC

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The Other Side of Truth is a novel written by Beverly Naidoo. It tells the story of two Nigerian children, Sade and Femi, who must flee to London as refugees after their mother is murdered. She is...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2020 8:35 pm UTC

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One of the biggest considerations for this essay is the extent to which modern children’s fiction addresses topical social justice issues. They often deal with issues that children are likely to...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2020 3:27 pm UTC

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Naidoo's novel does not deal with the apartheid that is such a sad part of South African history. In using "apartheid" with reference to The Other Side of Truth, one would be using it as a...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2013 11:21 am UTC

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This is a very interesting question, because in finding this balance, you have to bear in mind that while the protagonists in this heart-wrenching story are children, they are dealing with adult...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2020 2:55 pm UTC

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Naidoo's work compels the reader of any age to address some rather uncomfortable aspects of reality. Naidoo treats the adolescent reader in a mature manner, capable of wrestling with challenging...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2013 10:37 am UTC

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In The Other Side of Truth, author Beverley Naidoo uses the story of Sade to emphasize the importance of memory, especially in the context of the experience of seeking asylum in a foreign country....

Latest answer posted May 5, 2021 12:47 am UTC

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