Author: Amma Darko
Publication Date: 2003 This Edition 2010
Publishers: Sub-Saharan Publishers
Reasons for Reading: Won the book in a Reading Relay organised by logo-ligi and also from my TBR
Faceless is the third novel written by Amma Darko, with an introductory essay by Prof. Kofi Anyhidoho. It tells of the death of Baby T, a child prostitute whose naked, beaten and mutilated body is found dumped behind a marketplace in Agbogbloshie, a slum area in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Details of the murder and Baby T’s life, are skilfully revealed by the author through two sources: one, Baby T’s younger sister Fofo, herself a street child; and through the rehabilitative intervention of an NGO, known as MUTE whose efforts through one of its Programme Officers, Kabria, unearth’s the proverbial can of worms that is the whole story of Faceless
Baby T’s story is heartbreaking. The third child of Ma Tsuru, Baby T is sexually abused by her mother’s live-in lover, Kpakpo. Confused and betrayed, she confides in a family friend and co-tenant, Onko, who takes advantage of her trust and rapes her. Baby T’s mother, Ma Tsuru, a tragic figure destroyed by the men in her life, is helpless to do anything. Weighed down by poverty, illiteracy and shame, she takes money from Onko, and matters take a drastic turn when Kpakpo, always on the loose for fast money manipulates Maa Tsuru and Baby T is sold into prostitution, to also appease his ‘guilt’. It seemed a nasty situation has been tidied up. But has it? Subsequent events, leading to the tragic death of Baby T proves otherwise.
Discrimination against women is a pervasive theme in the novel. Symbolically Baby T carries the sins of her parents, as well as those visited upon women in a society where culturally men are the masters and women bear the brunt of injustice; Maa Tsuru, Baby T’s mother whose husband abandons her penniless, as a result of a ‘curse’ is also a victim of discrimination whose hapless predicament is made more poignant by superstition, poverty and illiteracy. Thus though we have most of the male characters in the novel being murderers, rapists and irresponsible fathers, yet it is the female characters that suffer in a community of drifters and hustlers where characters like Poison, the local thug and Kingpin reign supreme.
Faceless is also the tragic, unfortunate story of a social canker in Ghana and indeed, the bane of developing countries, streetism in a metropolitan and urban environment; and a powerful social commentary and insight into the multifaceted issues underlying streetism, that is broken homes, rape, poverty, illiteracy AIDS, etc. She leaves no stone unturned in exposing and analysing the characters for their various behaviours and at the end, people like Maa Tsuru would receive thee sympathy of the reader and well some disgust, while Fofo would earn admiration for her brevity and courage in wanting to seek the truth and nothing but the truth behind her sister’s murder despite threats on her life from shady characters like Poison, who bring up only abhorrence. I do believe also that Kabria’and her children from the ‘urban posh’ environment are a foil to Fofo and her gang, the contrast created presenting a cruel view of the two worlds.
The fate of Baby T only strengthens her sister Fofo who, through the interventions of MUTE is given a new lease of life, so to speak. And the author seems to buttress this point further by quoting: “The future promise of any nation can be directly measured by the present prospects of its youth.” John F. Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)
Faceless is a well-researched novel, with the narration drawing on real-life events and places/slums like Agbogbloshie, Market, Makola Market, Korle-Gonno, and the all-notorious Sodom and Gomorrah (named after the Biblical city that God destroyed because of its numerous sins) of all which are in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The characters are real and believable enough and though some, like Poison are stereotyped I do believe the portrayal of such characters highlight the predominant truth and nastiness of the whole streetism and gang phenomena
The writing is brilliant, with simple easy to understand Ghanaian English, interspersed with the vernacular, giving the reader a feel of the Ghanaian culture and what makes her tick. I particularly like the narrative style, which though straight forward draws the reader in, building tension as the author takes us through dizzying moments of intrigue and suspense to reveal the hidden truth behind Baby T’s murder.
I believe Amma Darko is a force to reckon with and I recommend this book wholeheartedly.
About the Author: She was born in Koforidua, Ghana, and grew up in Accra. She studied in Kumasi, where she received her diploma in 1980. Her first novel was published in a German translation in 1991, and was published in its English original in the Heinemann African Writers Series in 1995 as Beyond the Horizon. In between Beyond The Horizon and Faceless, we have The Housemaid, also published in both a German Translation and in the Heinemann African Writers Series in 1998. There is more than ample evidence that these three works constitute an important trilogy and must be read as such.
I appreciate your patience with me as I catch up on your blogs. Thanks a million! Shalom! 🙂
Susan L Daniels said:
Oh, wow–I must read this.
You must, Susan. It is a great novel and I would love to read your thoughts on it.
Susan L Daniels said:
I will definitely try to get my hands on this–sure I can…
Becky kata said:
how old was Baby T before She died
I am intrigued !!!
Thank you very much.
Alusine Turay said:
can u Summarize the story for me
alusine the story is about a street girl fofo whoses sister ded near a blue kisok and mute are trying to spill out infomation out from her and to slove the case
Another fine review!!!
sounds very sad & powerful. I love your reviews, and (when I’m in the right frame of mind) I will read this novel
Thank you Stacy. I pray you find the time soon for this novel.
what a touching novel, paving light on the many abused females, whose vulnerability, poverty & lack of support never allow them to even defend themselves.. the worst crime to a person is treating her body as a mere object.. but still, our society or laws are not grown to end this forever.. the plight of a female left in the street, regardless of her age or state of affairs, is worse than that of a street dog..
thanks for the fine review, dear, as it will reach many who could not get to read it…
Thank you, Aquaturtle, for your lovely commentary. I do appreciate your continuous support. 🙂
blessedbebeth - Middlescapes.com said:
Another fantastic review and another book to add to my list when I start reading again. Thanks Celestine for bringing this book to life and strengthening the desire in me to re-engage.
Ow, thank you, Beth. I just know you would love this novel
The Silver Poet said:
oh wow , compelling review. compelling subject sad
Yes, truly sad. Thanks Ana, as always
The Silver Poet said:
Celestine that was an excellent book review, definitely a book I’m interested in reading. For the author, Amma to point out the horrors that current exist on our planet and your country in particular is admirable and inspirational. Indeed it is people like her that make others around the world more aware, and we need lots and lots more awareness going on to tackle societal sickness, for so it must be. Thank you for bringing Amma Darko to my attention, Penny
Thank you, Penny. I appreciate your wonderful commentary on the book. Frankly my review has not done much justice to the novel and I would love you to read it to appreciate first hand the various social issues raised and discussed. I do believe it would be on Amazon. 🙂
Thanks Celestine, I am buying it, please know that for all the lightness and sensual direction that my blog is taking at the moment I really do have a hidden motive which is for people to be more comfortable with opening up about things which, I hope will in turn allow them to not be socially blinded by the injustice that is flourishing in your country and in other places. My approach I admit is unorthodox but when I was in the marketing world of business I learned that first you have to capture the audience before they will engage with you. I really enjoy your poetry as well as your reviews, thank you my friend, Penny
My dear friend, there is nothing lightness about sensuality. It is heavy and weighty, like a tome. 🙂
Mary Okeke said:
I will defnitely lay my hands on this book.. interesting.
Do so, Mary. You would love it. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on it.
Lawal Kehinde said:
Av read the summarization of the book, it’s very amazing and contained a didactic lesson, especially on the issue of superstitiinal believed that ruins the life of Kwei, Maa Tsuru first husband. What an interesting novel.
Good job dear. Have you read Beyond The Horizon? It is a powerful book too. 🙂
Thank you, Elizabeth. No, haven’t read Beyond the Horizon. Certainly will buy it and read. I am currently on Not Without Flowers and it is also great! Will review it when I am done. 🙂
sokoya oluwaseun said:
i think apart from being recommended by WAEC,its a must read for me as teacher of literature
I am happy to read your words, Sokoya. Thank you so much.
Jessica Slavin said:
This sounds so good! I must look for it.
It is, Jessica. Do look for it; I’m sure you will love it. Thanks for coming by. 🙂
it surprises me that, even in America, there is still so much prejudice against women-in pay, in the jobs they are still rather limited to,in their general worth. We suffers to carry men for 9 months, agonizes to give birth to them, loves them as if they were made of gold, spoils them, cleans them, teaches them. Of course this goes for female children too. Then I lok at my son making 50.00 for a mechanical job while teachers are paid insulting salaries…We have a long way to go. Sounds like a heart warming story. beebee
It is indeed, a sad situation Brenda. Thank you so much for coming by.
Abosede Oyeleye said:
This is a very interesting piece. I can’t wait to get the full gist. I must buy it soon.
I’m sure you would love it, Abosede. Thanks so much for coming by. 🙂
jane eziukwu said:
my concern is how to get the book and start reading immediat!!!
Ow Jane, if you are in Nigeria you could check out the bookshops or you could check Amazon. Thanks for the visit. 🙂
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dear Celestine, Your review is excellent and entices me to want to read the book NOW! Celestine, you are an amazing writer! The subject matter of this book is pervasive the world-wide. If only all women would band together to stop this abuse~ the dignity of each human being needs recognition…it all makes me so sad…but I think, as this author does, and your commitment to write this review demonstrates, we must continue to put this message out there to work towards human justice for women and their children! Thank you for being a VOICE for true respect and love for women and girls~
As usual, Jane I thanks you so much for your very insightful words. You always encourage me with your thoughtfulness and I’m most grateful. 🙂
medego jesuyon said:
Ma i am from badagry, my literature teacher said we need this book Faceless where can we get it i badagry
Medego, I honestly do not know where you can get a copy of Faceless in Nigeria as I am in Ghana; try any of the bookshops in your State or nearby town. Alternatively, you could send a message tot he author on Facebook. I am not sure if the book is on Amazon. Good luck and thanks for coming by. 🙂
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Thank you so much 🙂
I must read novel as well, sounds realy interesting. Thanks for the review. It reminds me of two great novels: WOMAN AT POINT ZERO & NERVOUS CONDITION
Thank you for coming by and commenting. Most appreciated 🙂 Haven’t read these two books though I’ve heard of nervous Conditions. 🙂
I love this book, it a must read for everyone
Thanks so much for coming by Oyakhilome. I agree with you 🙂
i really love d book…hope it helps me in my final exam
Thank you Freda. I do hope you found some useful information that you could use in the exams. Glad you stopped by. Wishing you good luck! 🙂
Owura kwame said:
I really appreciate this tremendous review given to me,
may God shower his amazing blessings on you. However i would gladly welcome it too when you single out the characters out and discuss into details their character traits
I confidently do hope that utmost attention would be given to my request . I hope to hear from you in no time.
Thank u so much…….bye.
Owura Kwame, I thank you for your words. I’m seriously considering your request. 🙂
What changes did fofo experience while staying the mute organization
Thanks for your questions, Amara. I will probably have to do a different post on it. 🙂
MENSAH PRINCE. said:
I really appreciate ur kindness and humanity that u’ve shown to the pple of Ghana. I believe this novel ”Faceless” will help ur pple expecially me in my final exams. Thank u 4 ur concern to the pple of Ghana, we appreciate it very much. God bless u.
Prince, your words are music to my ears. if there’s anything more I could do concerning Faceless, believe me I would. I’m still working hard on that score to make some commentary accessible to you students. Thank you so much for your support of my blog. 🙂
MENSAH PRINCE. said:
We appreciate it.
Thank you Prince.
Nice write. Wish I could write like this. I am a poetry person and I thank you for reading my poem Little Blue House. Glad you like it.
Thank you Melanie. Glad to see you here and I thank you for commenting 🙂
i really like this story
Thank you Delitte. I appreciate your visit and comment 🙂
An interesting novel by one of Ghana’s best novelists.A novel I am currently reading with my literature students in one of the senior high schools in Ghana. But my confusion is the appropriateness of the title ‘ Faceless’ to the plot. Hope you can be of great help. waiting for your response. Thank you.
Hi Madison, so glad you visited and commented on my blog. It’s good to know you are treating Faceless with your students.
I want to assure you that this review is just my thoughts on the book and is by no means the facts of the matter. I realise that lots of students want me to expatiate further on this review by writing on plot, characterization etc. I am actually thinking of it and would come up with something soon though I’m no expert.
In the meantime, I think the title Faceless could be symbolic. Street children have no identity and therefore are faceless in a sea of faceless people, the gangs, Poison and his gang, the prostitutes, the poverty stricken lot; Maa Tsuru and her type who have failed their children; they all remain with no identities because that is how they want it.
Hope this helps. But like I said I will write on the matter soon. Thank you Madison. 🙂
David Efe said:
I love the book. Very useful review too
Thank you David. 🙂
Excellent review Celestine! The book sounds very interesting, I will check it out on Amazon. Thank you.
My pleasure, Aparna. You will enjoy it, of that I’m sure 🙂 Thank you 🙂
Someze Prosper said:
This novel is very interesting to read, infact, that is what we are even reading in our school Royal Academy Group Of School
Thank you Prosper for coming over. I hope the review help your reading of this book. All the best 🙂
I read the novel last month. To be frank, it is powerful. The images used are really everlasting. I stll have mental picture of the author’s power of creativity and brilliance. It a good work.
Thanks Joekin. I agree with you that it’s a great work. The issues highlighted are done in a poignant fashion that stays with the reader days on end. Thanks you so much for coming by. 🙂
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Eche, Godwin Obo said:
If you were a Nigerian,probably,you would have become a minister of Human Affairs which might haveled you to the path of billions where saints become born again by the spirit of Mammon to the glory of sin in nature of man regenerated by satan. May you keep your service to humanity! We need the themes,charater and characterization,plot sructure,and analysis of Faceless to pass exams.Thank you!
Thank you for your kind comment, Eche. I shall try an answer all your questions in another post soon. 🙂
Thanks for reading Winter Alone. I put a comment on it for you. I miss Friday fictioneers-do you know of any more coool prompts like that? beebeesworld
Thank you Brenda. I’m sorry for the late response. I thought I had responded a long time ago. 🙂 I miss the FF too but unfortunately, I don’t know of any other prompts like that (sigh).
I LOVE THIS BOOK . IT IS SUCH AN INTERESTING BOOK FOR LITERATURE STUDENTS.
IT MAKES PEOPLE TO LEARN FROM THE BOOK IN ORDER TO AVOID THE PROBLEMS IN THEIR VARIOUS COMMUNITIES
You are right! 🙂
Madison Woods said:
This author sounds like they’re doing a very important job, and you did an excellent job of bringing it to our attention 🙂 Wonderful review.
Madison, thank you so much. 🙂
This is a very review and an interesting novel which indeed justifies d meaning of literature as d mirror of life.Novel shows what is happening in Ghana and other parts of the world. Plz help me review the themes and characterization of the novel
The themes in the novel are numerous and I dare say there are major and minor ones. Poverty is a theme that easily comes to mind. And so are streetism, broken homes, illiteracy, superstition among others. Of course you will need to explain your answers with examples of how these themes help develop the story.
peter lartey said:
pls leaves us with the plot of faceless
I shall try, Peter. 🙂
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Thank you Carol for the reblog. 🙂
You’re welcome. My pleasure to share.
BULAMA YAKUBUB MHYA said:
I really appreciate this tremendous review given to me,
may God shower his amazing blessings on you. I will never forget this day that i read this, i appreciate this really from my heart.thanks
You are very welcome, Bulama. 🙂 God richly bless you too. Hugs 🙂
nwigboji Franklin Opefi said:
Darko has through her fictional work “Faceless” showcases the position of women in Ghanaian fiction.
Ranging from Kabria, she unveils the psycho-activeness of women. Kabria does every thing to her reach to decipher success with regards to good family upbringing. She tries to condole Obea’s attitude. She does the same with Essie, Ottu and even creamy her car.
She caters for her family without her husband, Adade’s help.
Also, Darko exposes that the position of the women in the society contributes to their behaviour in the society. Maa Tsuru becomes a whore because people avoid her.
Odarley, Baby T, Fofo become village prostitute because they were sent away by their parents without help.
All the male characters are bullies, rapists, thieves. This is to should that the men in the society are success breakers to the women.
Poison becomes a village Lord and bullies because his mother ostracized him.
I love the work and wishing to read it more and more.
NICE REVIEW THE NOVEL IS WONDERFUL
Thank you Toyin. 🙂
Grace falebita said:
If I Was Told To Choose any novel i like,i will choose faceless as my no one novel.Very very intresting and fantastic
I’m glad you think so. Faceless is certainly a great book. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Grace falebita said:
And Nice Review
Thank you Grace.
I just took a jamb exam and questions on faceless written by “Amma Darko” came out
I sincerely hope the exams came out right. 🙂
I love that novel “faceless ” by Amma darko
Thank you Desmond.
adesola temitope said:
What a fantastic nd heart touching novel. It is much to talk about,
Thanks so much.
adesola temitope said:
What a fantastic and heart touching novel. I read it nd gain something for my future you do good my beloved sister darko
Thank you Adesola. 🙂
Samuel Esso said:
I Love the novel so much it contains the mechanisms that would to correct any social cancer in our society.when i first read the i do not comprehend but upon thorough ready i became conversant with the theme.
Samuel, I’m glad you were able to make meaning of this fine novel. Thank you for coming by and sharing your thoughts. 🙂
EDMUND SELORM KUATSINU said:
Am a literature student in Keta Senior High Technical School and we are using Faceless.It’s a really interesting and lovely book to read.Auntie Amma,you have really highlighted the plights of women and children especially girls in Ghana.God bless you…
Edmund, thanks so much for coming by and commenting. I’m sure Auntie Amma would be more than pleased to read your words. 🙂 God bless you too. 🙂
All of Amma Darko’s books seem to have similar themes: prostitution, sex exploitation, feminism, poverty etc. I just finished my 2nd Amma Darko book – ‘The Housemaid’ and these themes run through that book as well. I like that she writes on social issues of Ghana in her books. Hmm, but this book seems very tragic. I always see copies of this whenever I stop by EPP. I think I’ve had my fair share of these themes from Amma Darko for the year, but maybe I’ll pick it up. Great review – as usual! 🙂
MR GAS M said:
Read in pleasure
Thank you. I like the play on words. 🙂
issah libabatu said:
I like reading this book and anytime I finished I be come sad and said to my is it is go on In this Country? sometimes I asked my teacher about it. because I am a literature student and I will write exams on it.
Don’t be too sad, Issah. 🙂 So much unfairness in this world. We can only hope that this will be fine. In our own small way we can do something to help. All the best and thanks for stopping by.
omigoodGod, a necessary book to read and so desperately sad.
Thank you for calling, Annie. 🙂 You must read it. it’s a great! 🙂
Kolapo Taiwo S. said:
It’s indeed a great work. More nd more strenght.
Thank you Kolapo. 🙂
how can i find more details about the language and narrative technique of this inspiring novel
Try the bookshops, Av. 🙂 Thanks for coming by.
belynda lamptey said:
My pleasure, Belynda. 🙂
Isaac Canny Yawaon said:
Uhmmmm…I really love this novel a lot,it’s an educative work which brings in light some of our social ills…. Great works
Thank you Isaac. 🙂
Momoh MK Mustapha said:
Thank God, this is what i was looking for my exam. but this 1 is incomplete, can i please receive the full text of my e-mail email@example.com
Momoh, thank you for visiting and commenting.
Unfortunately, this is all I can provide on Faceless. I should add that these are my thoughts on the book; and in no way academic. You may find that it may help in your understanding of the book to some extent, but the review is no way an academic one. 🙂
This book is too interesting, it teaches much morals.
Thank you Nelson. 🙂
nwigboji Franklin Opefi said:
Wow! This is awesome. I think I am in love with readinpleasure.
I wish I could see you so that I can shake you for work well done.
Faceless is actually a symbolic and metaphoric novel.
Though written in Ghana, the subject matter is universal. My country is not exception.
Notwithstanding, Readinpleasure, as a critic, how extend can Fofo’s mother be blamed for her action against Fofo?
Should we say that it is her fault of her husbands’?
Considering Baby T’s situation, should she be classified as a whore?
Thank you very much my beloved one. I need to have intimate relationship with you: I need us to be sharing ideas. Could you please send me your e-mail so that we shall be sharing ideas. Please I like your morale and like to learn much from you.
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I am looking forward to reading your reply.
joshua o joseph said:
Wow! What a nice piece. This is a must-read for a literati
Very interesting book 2 read hv read d book
williams antwi atta said:
I want to by some of the CD of faceless
Hi William, I have no idea where you can get the CDs. Check out the bookshops in Ghana. All the best. 🙂
N.J. OluwaSeun said:
Right from unsent (i.e. from the creation of Adam & Eve) woman is being regarded as help-mate to man, Not a servant neither a slave. The State of Nature has deprived most women if not all the rights and freedom to participate on issues that matters to them and their environs. The word FACELESS can mean ‘deprivation, poverty, illiteracy, ignorance, oppression, and lack of expression etc. In my own view, all women should be treated as QUEENS, catered and care for, and most of all be LOVED. GOD help us all to love one another. Faceless is a must read book, i deserve to buy one….
Lisa Hill said:
Hello Celestine, I see you have the same problem as I do sometimes when I review a book that many students are studying in school! I tell them they should read the book and think for themselves!
Anyway, this book sounds as if it will be difficult to read because it covers such a sad story, but I have ordered it anyway because it sounds like an important topic. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
My pleasure Lisa. 🙂
You are right. I believe the students should read the books and find out themselves es what they say, especially when the issues raised stare them in the face in their everyday lives.
Over here, our students want to be spoon-fed all the time. The teachers also oblige them by preparing commentary books on the selected text. The result is that given to literature questions are never original. On the whole the performance in literature is just about average with only a few scoring top marks.
Of course I do not have any figures to back my claim, but I’ve been an examiner in Literature in English once, both at the Junior High and Senior High Levels. . The performance then was so dismal.
Nice work-thanks for reading my blogs! beebee
You are welcome, Brenda.
Love ur review ma will try to pick it u@d bookshop it rilly a nice one
Thank you Whizypearl. 🙂
Dis #faceless xtremly superb,,,,
Yvonne Delali Agbo said:
Its a helpful review but I would
have been happier if you had elaborated more on the domestic life of Kabria.
Yvonne, thanks for coming by and commenting. 🙂
Pls summarize chapter 1of the novel
plz ma i am from nigeria plz can u tell me how did baby T mother knew that something was going on between onko and baby T
Gud Job @Amma Darko…..
nwamini isreal nwuzu said:
I am very very greatful 4 the work God in ur life. Can I get one copy?
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Hidden truth!!! Hope you’re doing well!!!
I’m fine by His grace. Thank you. 🙂
What a fantalistical review,with such intrigues and suspence.Even with this,it lures me to read the novel….Bravo
Thank you Kamiludeen. Please do try and read it. You won’t regret it. 🙂
This story is so interesting and full of sorrow
Thank you Jesse.
jesse amoako said:
Faceless is so interesting and sorrowful
Ema Vincent said:
Please who is kabria to Fofo?
Chisom A.E said:
it is a making sense novel and l will want people to read it.
Thank you Chisom.
prechy kayus said:
it’s nice I love it. l read it,its so thrilling and to superstitious I love it. Who killed Baby t ? Was it Onko or Poison?Am not really sure of that.
Kwaghtagher P T said:
It’s good life touching story that calls for an all inclusive readership. Thanks for the review.
You are very wlecome. 🙂 Thanks for the visit. 🙂
Samuel Amponsah said:
Seems interesting, where can i get this book?
Thanks for coming by Samuel. I am sure you can get a copy of Faceless at EPP (any of the branches) and the Legon Bookshop. 🙂
wow so this novel is recommended by jamb now
Kings Humphrey Kelechi said:
Nice one..So this 2016 jamb aspirant will use this novel
the book is nice but what happened to Poison at the end.
nice novel but whAT HAPPENED TO POISON AT THE END?
Plz wat iz the themes of faceless and lonely days and develop it.
This is A nice and touching story…..nice review..
thompson friday said:
what a touching story! I think this novel will teach people on how to treat women. it was great reading it. where can i get it?
Amos Augustine said:
this novel is the critical analysis of tribulations, agony, pain and disregarding women go through in their life. anybody that read that novel must deeply have compassion for women. but the questions here is that should our traditional leaders, government and other top ranking class of people proof their leadership power in finding solution to such problem? seriously it is government obligations to find out the reason and cousing of such problem. if that should be done our dear nation will really turn to a new Jerusalem!!!! please, but that prose writing it’s satire, tragedy or both?? answer please!
Emmanuel B said:
I have to read this novel. The context itself has given a picture of it will be and am sure it will be very interestin, educative and a lesson to us
Please, i have read the book and can you please tell me who the street lord is
Ayoola jonathan said:
Wow!!! I luv dat,the novel is somhw fantastic
Stephen tony said:
A Nigerian wishing to be in Ghana only to have a handshake with the author. What awesome and interesting novel !!!
May you continue to have more inspiration in Jesus Name…..
Please who knows a website i can download the book from
It a nice book recommended for jamb bt nigerias are nt even doing any thing to we the rape victims, i really cried after reading this becos i also flet a little of wat she went through in these book being raped at the age of 13 men r hrtless
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I ve read the book faceless nd I ve one question on it… “How does poor parental upbringing act as a reason for the production of street children?”
I ve read this book and I ve a question to ask “How does poor parental upbringing act as a major reason for d production of street children?”
I love the book and I think nd knw dat the book is a mirror of our society… am looking forward to more of your books
omolua joy said:
the book is very interesting, i love the way she express her thought in the book.
It is a great b00k indeed. And interasting
please could you explain chapter 22 or a summary of chapter 22
don’t you have revision questions and answers for students who wish to study?
Ekwueme Chibuzo said:
why will you consider Amma Darkpo faceless satire
okere chijioke said:
please could you help me bring out the satire in the novel on socio political and economic follies in african socities. .i would need it very much and quickly
I am currently writing a conference paper on poverty and sex trafficking using Faceless and On Black Sister’s Street. I consider Baby T a traffic victim and also a victim of societal constructs that keep women in poverty and at the mercy of the men in their society. I have read Faceless three times and still yet to get all the angles. Amma Darko’s is one of my favorite author, in fact this is the second time I am using her novel to research.
I love your review of this book, if i was yet to read this book prior to reading your review, I would have rushed to the bookshop to pick a copy and devour. Thank you for telling the world about this book.
Maame ekuwa said:
Pls in the novel hw did kabria relate to the market women when she had an encounter with them
It is a very interesting and educating book which teaches us about the suffering of people who do not have enough money to train their children up properly which eventually leads to abandonment and the feeling neglect on the part of the children.
Please i want to know the figure of speech in the book,i dont knw where to get it from thats y i need help.tanks
Ay osadiu said:
Explain baby T as a victim of sexual injustices please
Imoro Abaaki said:
The Novel Is An Interesting Story That Teaches And Educates Us About The Difficulties That Accrue Due To Streetism And Poverty In The Society.I Like The Story Very Much.!!
Mercy Awuku said:
So please, who actually killed Baby T..?