Questions on other side of truth Essay

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The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo

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(Page references are to the Puffin edition)

Chapter 1 – ‘Survivors’
1. Which words in the italicised passage at the beginning of the novel convey a sense of violence?
2. Who witnessed the murder?
3. How is Sade’s father affected by it?
4. What is Sade’s response?
5. What is the name of the local language?
6. Why do you think the gunmen called at Sade’s house that morning?
7. Summarise Uncle Tunde’s argument.
8. What was the subject and nature of Sade’s father’s recent article?
9. Find out all you can about Ken Saro-Wiwa.

Chapter 2 – ‘Say Nothing!’

What has happened to Papa’s passport?
How does Sade feel at the beginning of the chapter?
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Update your character map of Sade.
2. Write about Sade’s understanding of the term ‘refugee’. What is the origin of the word, and why are refugees so often in the news at the moment?

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The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo
Chapter 17 – ‘Lies Thicken’

What details does Sade give to Mama Appiah?
Why does she fear telling the truth?
Describe Femi’s response to the interview with Mama Appiah.
What information is the lawyer particularly keen to find out?

Chapter 18 – ‘Hawk Lady and Hawk Man’
1. What simile does Naidoo use to describe the immigration building and can you explain why?
2. Describe the inside of the building; what sort of atmosphere do you think it has?
3. Do you think that the Government has the right to fingerprint children? Try to explain your opinion.

Chapter 19 – ‘Welcome’
1. How does Kevin show his dislike of Femi and Sade?
2. Update your table of Nigerian proverbs. Make sure you have tried to work out their meanings. Can you think of any English proverbs that mean the same or similar things?
3. Describe in your own words, what sort of people the Kings are.

Chapter 20 – ‘Sea of Faces’
1. What are Sade’s impressions of the school, and how is it different from her own in
2. What aspects of Femi’s behaviour are

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