ENGLISH 7: The Other Side of Truth

by Karen Carmen on March 19, 2012

Please respond to the following using quotations to back your claims.  Remember to use in-text citations!

1.  Chapter is short, but very powerful.  How and why?

2.  Consider the questions that the Social Worker asks.  Why is Sade so reluctant to respond?  How does the author suggest Sade’s reluctance?

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Kaya Buurma March 28, 2012 at 10:09 am

1. Chapter is short, but very powerful. How and why?
Chapter 15 is very powerful because Sade talks about how telling the truth “Keeps the hand cleaner than soap” (Naidoo 81). But this chapter also talks about all the consequences of telling the truth. In this chapter she is very reluctant to tell the truth, though her father believes in telling the truth, she knows the negatives of what it can do. This shows that she may believe that telling the truth is good, but is scared and reluctant to do it because it might affect her and her family negatively.

2. Consider the questions that the Social Worker asks. Why is Sade so reluctant to respond? How does the author suggest Sade’s reluctance?
Sade is reluctant to respond because she has seen what telling the truth can do and she is afraid that if she tells them the whole truth they will go to Nigeria and find her father, sending her back to Nigeria, which would not allow her, femi and their family to be safe.

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Darren March 22, 2012 at 6:42 pm

1. Chapter is short, but very powerful. How and why?
This chapter is very powerful. It has explained many of Sade’s thoughts and feelings of this new social worker. She is afraid that whatever personal information she gives to this social worker, might go to the English police, then to the Nigerian police, and the Nigerian government will find out the they escaped and will search for their dad instead. She was thinking if this information will go to Nigeria(Naidoo 82).

2. Consider the questions that the Social Worker asks.  Why is Sade so reluctant to respond?  How does the author suggest Sade’s reluctance?

Sade is reluctant to respond because she does not know if she should trust this social worker or not. She is worried that the information she is giving will go to the police, and if the police knows then the Nigerian police will be contacted and their father will be in trouble. The author shows Sade’s reluctance by expressing what Sade’s actions are. Sade’s actions were just nodding very slowly, and she is not saying a word(Naidoo 84). Sade also gave the social worker fake last names, that shows how scared and that she does not trust the social worker very much.

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Emma March 26, 2012 at 5:56 pm

You used the correct format for the in-text citations, and your post was concise. Your opinion on why Chapter 15 is powerful is alike to numerous others in our class.

Remember the format for quotes! You haven’t put your quotes in quotation marks (” “).

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Brandon C. March 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm

1) These chapters are powerful, because they mention many information that has not been known but is very important to the story. It also brings up many memories of Sade and Femi, that makes the reader feel empathy for them. It also talks about “truth [keeping] hands cleaner than soap”(Naidoo 81), but has many consequences.

2) Sade is reluctant to respond, maybe because she doesnt want the officials to know that Mr Solajas children is not in Nigeria, and that “the police in England would send the information to the police in Nigeria” (Naidoo 82). This is shown by Sade and Femi lying to the Social Worker and also silence.

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Tomoka March 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm

1. Chapter 15 is short, but very powerful because it talks about how much she does not want to talk about her family things to Iyawo-Jenny. It is also a continuos speech among Sade and Iyawo-Jenny. This chapter especially is very powerful to me because there is a proverb that says “Truth keeps the hands cleaner than soap” (Naidoo 81). I think that this proverb means that if one lives a truthful life, they will do good things, and thus not get their hands “dirty” doing bad things.

2. Sade is very reluctant to respond whenever Iyawo-Jenny asks her question such as “Have you ran away from home?”, “Would you rather write your names for me?”, “Can you write your surname too?”, “Where do you live?”,…etc (Naidoo 83-84). This was because she did not want to tell her the truth so she had some “trouble with the truth”, the title of this chapter.

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Ludo T March 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm

1. Chapter 15 is short, but very powerful. How and why?

Chapter 15 is short and powerful as it gets the topic or particular part of the plot across in very few words. The plot at the moment is about Sade trying to tell the truth about herself and Femi without telling the social worker (Jenny) too much. ‘It wasn’t a complete lie’ ‘but it wasn’t really the truth’ (Naidoo 84)

2. Consider the questions that the Social Worker asks. Why is Sade so reluctant to respond? How does the author suggest Sade’s reluctance?

Sade is reluctant to respond to the questions the Social Worker asks because she is afraid that the police in England will give it to the Nigerian authorities who will use it to track down their father. The author suggests Sade’s nervousness in several paragraphs. ‘What if the police in England sent the information to the police in Nigeria? Then hey would know that Folarin Solaja’s children had escaped to England and the Brass Buttons officers at the airport would be on alert for Papa himself.’ (Naidoo 82-83).

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Andrew March 21, 2012 at 11:26 am

Even though Chapter Fifteen is short, but it is very powerful because it talks about the truth and how it may have consequences, positive and negative. It describes how “truth keeps the hands cleaner then soap” (Page 81) but it may lead to consequences, so this chapter incites thought about how we need to “Slow down! Think!” (Page 81) to be careful with our words.

Sade is so reluctant reluctant to respond to the social worker’s questions because she does not want to compromise her father’s safety as she thinks the Social worker will “what if the police in England sent to the police in Nigeria, who will therefore contact the authorities in Nigeria, which will give them information when they try to catch him. The author, Beverley Naidoo suggests Sade’s reluctance by making her not tell the whole truth to the social worker.

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Andrew March 21, 2012 at 11:57 am

Even though Chapter Fifteen is short, but it is very powerful because it talks about the truth and how it may have consequences, positive and negative. It describes how “truth keeps the hands cleaner then soap” (Page 81) but it may lead to consequences, so this chapter incites thought about how we need to “Slow down! Think!” (Page 81) to be careful with our words.

Sade is so reluctant reluctant to respond to the social worker’s questions because she does not want to compromise her father’s safety as she thinks the Social worker will “what if the police in England sent to the police in Nigeria, who will therefore contact the authorities in Nigeria” (Page 82), which will give them information when they try to catch him. The author, Beverley Naidoo suggests Sade’s reluctance by making her not tell the whole truth to the social worker.

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Sam March 21, 2012 at 7:56 am

1.These two chapters are very short, but very powerful because of a lot of reasons. One of the reasons why I think that the chapters are powerful is because at the end of chapter 15 when Iyawo-Jenny asked the questions, you could already understand how Femi and Sade felt. It is because the book gave a lot of hints such as “Sade’s heart pounded” or her hesitating when answering the questions(Naidoo 82). Also, you could see the same things when Sade would only shake or nod to tell Iyawo-Jenny is the answer is yes or no, which shows that she is afraid of what is going to happen. Also in page 91′s ending, it said that their father’s phone was cut off. With this, I could foresee something must have gone wrong.

2. The main reason why Sade was so reluctant was because she was trying to protect themselves and her father. She was trying to protect him because Mrs. Bankole said that if she and Femi tell someone else about her, she wouldn’t help her father. Also, they were trying to protect themselves because Sade was afraid that “the police in England would send the information to the police in Nigeria” (Naidoo 82). By telling you these two things, I think that the author suggest that Sade is very afraid and doesn’t know what to do next because a lot of things has happened to them.

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Tomoka March 20, 2012 at 10:45 pm

1. Chapter 15 is short, but very powerful because it talks about how much she does not want to talk about her family things to Iyawo-Jenny. It is also a continuos speech among Sade and Iyawo-Jenny. This chapter especially is very powerful to me because there is a proverb that says “Truth keeps the hands cleaner than soap” (Page 81). I think that this proverb means that if one lives a truthful life, they will do good things, and thus not get their hands “dirty” doing bad things.

2. Sade is very reluctant to respond whenever Iyawo-Jenny asks her question such as “Have you ran away from home?”, “Would you rather write your names for me?”, “Can you write your surname too?”, “Where do you live?”,…etc (Page 83-84). This was because she did not want to tell her the truth so she had some “trouble with the truth”, the title of this chapter.

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Nicholas C March 21, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Continuous has been spelled wrong. You may see this in your 3rd line.

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Nicole March 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Chapter 15 is a short chapter but very powerful, this chapter helps the reader grasp a great insight on Sade’s feelings. For example, she is put into a hard spot as she is has to answer the social worker’s questions without giving out too much information, enough that would put her father in danger and not too little that she would lie as she is loyal to her mother’s sayings for example the “truth keeps hands cleaner than soap (Nadoo 81).” Another example is when Sade lies to the social worker about her last name and her home city. This is significant in this story because the social worker doesn’t have the correct information, therefore will make it difficult for the social worker to understand what kind of place the 2 children are in or what to do with them. It is evident that Sade is nervous about lying when she it states that “she prayed that Femi wouldn’t say anything. It wasn’t a complete lie (Nadoo 84).”

Sade is reluctant to respond because she is afraid in giving too much information out and will harm her father. All the questions the Social Worker asks can easily lead her to knowing who exactly Sade and Femi are and why they’ve escaped all the way to London, if Sade had told the exact truth. “Sade gave a tiny nod (Nadoo 84).” This shows that Sade is nervous in giving an answer, as it can greatly effect her, her brother and her father’s safety. Sade is obviously insecure in answering the questions knowing that 1 wrong word can put them all in great danger.

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Nicole March 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Ack! I just realized I spelled “Naidoo’s” name wrong in my previous submission, so here’s my new and edited submission.

Chapter 15 is a short chapter but very powerful, this chapter helps the reader grasp a great insight on Sade’s feelings. For example, she is put into a hard spot as she is has to answer the social worker’s questions without giving out too much information, enough that would put her father in danger and not too little that she would lie as she is loyal to her mother’s sayings for example the “truth keeps hands cleaner than soap (Naidoo 81).” Another example is when Sade lies to the social worker about her last name and her home city. This is significant in this story because the social worker doesn’t have the correct information, therefore will make it difficult for the social worker to understand what kind of place the 2 children are in or what to do with them. It is evident that Sade is nervous about lying when she it states that “she prayed that Femi wouldn’t say anything. It wasn’t a complete lie (Naidoo 84).”

Sade is reluctant to respond because she is afraid in giving too much information out and will harm her father. All the questions the Social Worker asks can easily lead her to knowing who exactly Sade and Femi are and why they’ve escaped all the way to London, if Sade had told the exact truth. “Sade gave a tiny nod (Naidoo 84).” This shows that Sade is nervous in giving an answer, as it can greatly effect her, her brother and her father’s safety. Sade is obviously insecure in answering the questions knowing that 1 wrong word can put them all in great danger.

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Caitlin March 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Chapter 15 is very powerful because you get an insight into Sade’s feelings when she’s talking about what happened to her and her family. The last paragraph after Iyawo-Jenny asked if she came with her parents,”Before Sade was able to wipe it away, a large tear dropped in to the pad on her lap.”( Naidoo84) shows that Sade is missing her mother terribly. That last part gives the whole chapter a sad feeling that makes me what to comfort Sade.

Also the way the Naidoo writes the part where Sade is answering Iayawo-Jenny’s questions makes me think that she wants to tell someone about what happened and she’s making excuses so that she won’t feel guilt about telling someone specifically the part where Sade thinks, “Surely they could not avoid giving their names?” (Naidoo83).

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Nick L. March 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm

1.  Chapter is short, but very powerful.  How and why?

Although the chapter is short, there are many things stated which are very powerful and meaningful. It is powerful because it shows how much Sade and Femi worries and cares about her own family. If the police find out all about their personal information, then the English police might tell the Nigerian police officers, which might cause them (police officers) to find their dad and take out the rest of their family, now knowing that his children has escaped from Nigeria. “Sade’s heart pounded. This Iyawo-Jenny sounded friendly yet how could they be sure? It was the police who had handed them over to Robert Hair-tail, so anything they said to this lady might go back to the police. What if the police in England sent the information to the police in Nigeria? Then they would know that Folarin Solaja’s children had escape to England and the Brass Button officers at the air-port would be on alert for Papa himself”(Naidoo 82-83)

2.  Consider the questions that the Social Worker asks.  Why is Sade so reluctant to respond?  How does the author suggest Sade’s reluctance?
Sade is so reluctant to respond because she is scared about her information going to the police in London and then to the police in Nigeria. If the information goes to the police in Nigeria, then his dad will be found and killed. She is also reluctant because she has already lost his mother, she does not want to lose another important family member. The author suggests Sade’s reluctance by writing “Sade’s heart pounded”(Naidoo 82) “Sade gave a very slight nod”(Naidoo 83) “Both children kept their heads lowered”(Naidoo 83) “The more the social worker spoke, the more Sade’s mind spun. Femi’s feet nervously tapped the carpet”(Naidoo 83) “Reluctantly Sade placed the pad on her lap. She hesitated, looking to Femi for a response. But Femi had kept his eyes averted from her and everyone else all morning.”(Naidoo 83) “Head still down, and the blood rushing to her cheeks”(Naidoo 84) “Sade gave a tiny nod”(Naidoo 84) “Femi stiffened beside her, pushing his feet against the carpet. Before Sade was able to wipe it away a large teat dropped on to the pad on her lap.”(Naidoo 84) I think the last quote is very meaningful because it really tells the reader how much they care for their parents and family members because they already lost their mom. It teaches us to appreciate each and every moment with your parents, make use of all the time you have.

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Nathan March 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm

1. This chapter is very powerful because the way Sade talks to Iyawo-Jenny is very touching because the whole trip to London, Sade nor Femi could trust anybody but themselves. It sounded like Sade was spilling out all the information that she needed to tell someone with Iyawo-Jenny. It sounds like the author is telling us that they are coming that much closer to finding Uncle Dele.

2. The social worker kind of has methods to make Sade spill out all of her information because she talks to Sade with the calmness it almost sound like the author is trying to symbolize her father because thats the only person that Sade can trust in her life.

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Avatar of Karen Carmen Karen Carmen March 21, 2012 at 11:35 am

Use quotations to back your claim about the calmness of the social worker. How does she do this? What does she say?

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Sabrina R. March 20, 2012 at 8:46 pm

1) I think that the 15th chapter of Beverly Naidoo’s book The Other Side of Truth because it addresses 3 very big subjects that Sade is feeling and going through. The first thing is that Sade misses her home back in Lagos. She often thinks back to her mom and proverbs that she would say for instance “Mama always said, Truth keeps the hand cleaner than soap” (Naidoo page 81). Also, Sade is relating things from back home to things that she sees in in London. A significant example of that would be when Sade saw Jenny the social worker and stated that she “reminded her of her own Iyawo” (Naidoo page 82). Another one of those subjects would be how Sade is worried about Femi and her own safety. For instance, when Jenny asked them Sade for information about their situation Sade was very reculant to answer, she would just nod or shake her head. When she was given a pad of paper to write down Sade and Femi’s names she was “aware of the social worker’s eyes on her” (Naidoo page 82) so she carefully wrote Sade and Femi.

2) I think that Sade is reculant to respond to the social worker Jenny’s questions because she does not know whether to tell the truth and follow Mama’s words or to lie and protect themselves from getting sent back to the danger in Lagos, Nigeria. Beverly Naidoo suggests this reluctance by stating “both children kept their heads lowered” (Naidoo page 83) or “sade gave a tiny nod” (Naidoo page 84). These comments show that Sade and Femi are unsure of what to do and are avoiding the social worker as they feel uncomfortable.

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Yu Xin March 20, 2012 at 8:21 pm

1.  Chapter is short, but very powerful.  How and why?

The chapter is very powerful because it shows Sade’s feelings towards this situation in London. She had try to answer the questions with truth but she was worried that it would get the situation more worse. This chapter is also powerful because it makes you worried “So what should they say when the questions started again?” (Nadoo 81). This chapter is really serious which makes it powerful because it is talking about a situation that is important to them. “What if the police in England sent the information to the police in Nigeria?” (Nadoo 82).

2.  Consider the questions that the Social Worker asks.  Why is Sade so reluctant to respond?  How does the author suggest Sade’s reluctance?

Sade is unwilling to respond to her questions because she was worried if she said something, the police would tell the information to the police in Nigeria. Then they would know that his children are in England and so the Brass buttons would be alert for papa. “It was the police who had handed them over to Robert Hair-tail, so anything they said to this lady might go back to the police” (Nadoo 82). The author suggests Sade’s reluctance by describing how she feels about answering the questions she is being asked. “Both children kept their heads lowered” (Nadoo 83).

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Justin To March 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm

1. Chapter is short, but very powerful. How and why?
The chapter is short, but very powerful because it has a flashback of what happened in the beginning of the story. “Sade is trying to pack books into her schoolbag. She is struggling to push them in but something is blocking them… His strong hands grip her, trying to halt the growing her bright white uniform. It stains the earth around them.” The author also used a lot of adjectives and verbs to clearly describe what was happening.

2. Consider the questions that the Social Worker asks. Why is Sade so reluctant to respond? How does the author suggest Sade’s reluctance?
Sade is reluctant to respond to the Social Workers because he is afraid that if he told the Social Workers any information, they would tell the Nigerian police, making them go back to Nigeria. Also, if the Nigerian police knew about Sade escaping to England, then they would go to the airport to find Mr. Solaja.“What if the police in England sent the information to the police in Nigeria? Then they would know that Folarin Solaya’s children had escaped to England and the Brass Button officers at the airport would be on alert for Papa himself.”

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Justin To March 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm

1. Chapter is short, but very powerful. How and why?
The chapter is short, but very powerful because it has a flashback of what happened in the beginning of the story. “Sade is trying to pack books into her schoolbag. She is struggling to push them in but something is blocking them… His strong hands grip her, trying to halt the growing her bright white uniform. It stains the earth around them” (Naidoo page 78). The author also used a lot of adjectives and verbs to clearly describe what was happening.

2. Consider the questions that the Social Worker asks. Why is Sade so reluctant to respond? How does the author suggest Sade’s reluctance?
Sade is reluctant to respond to the Social Workers because he is afraid that if he told the Social Workers any information, they would tell the Nigerian police, making them go back to Nigeria. Also, if the Nigerian police knew about Sade escaping to England, then they would go to the airport to find Mr. Solaja.“What if the police in England sent the information to the police in Nigeria? Then they would know that Folarin Solaya’s children had escaped to England and the Brass Button officers at the airport would be on alert for Papa himself” (Naidoo page 82).

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Isabelle March 20, 2012 at 8:18 pm

1. Chapter is short, but very powerful. How and why?

The chapter is very powerful because you understand how much Sade and Femi care about their father and family. You know she cares a lot about them as she doesn’t want to give out too much information. This is because if the Social Worker finds out the children’s whole story, the father will not be able to come and join them in England. This also shows that she misses her family a lot.

2. Consider the questions that the Social Worker asks. Why is Sade so reluctant to respond? How does the author suggest Sade’s reluctance?

When the Social Worker is asking Sade the different questions, Sade is hesitant to answer. This is because she knows that anything she tells the social worker, might go back to the police. This means the police in England, could inform/give the information to the police in Nigeria. Then they would know that Folarin Solaja’s children were in England. This means there would be high alert for him at the airport, making it extremely hard for him to escape and join his children in England. The author suggests that Sade is reluctant to answer, by giving you an insight into Sade’s thoughts. The author explains Sade and Femi’s actions and movements, showing they are shy to respond. The author also writes about the reasons why Sade doesn’t want to respond, and you see the different ways Sade does end-up responding.

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Janice March 20, 2012 at 7:50 pm

1. Chapter is short, but very powerful. How and why?

The chapter was very powerful because they have flashbacks about what happened to them in Nigeria. The flashback when Sade’s mom died, and how her dad was still in her life. Everything that happens to her in London reminds her of her life in Nigeria, and what she had back then. For example: “Her eyebrows arched like a bird in flight and Sade was immediately reminded of her own Iyawo.” (Page 82) It reminded her of what her mom made her, the bag made out of colourful threads. How she missed her parents and talking about the flashbacks, and what reminded her of her life in Nigeria made a big impact as she couldn’t let go of what she had before. Now, she thinks she is in her insecure, sad life, away from home, away from her family. She thinks about the happiness she had and how no one is going to replace them.

2. Consider the questions that the Social Worker asks. Why is Sade so reluctant to respond? How does the author suggest Sade’s reluctance?

Sade was reluctant to respond because she did not know what to say, as her father told her not to tell anyone about her real identity. She hesitated to show that she didn’t want to tell and didn’t know what to say. The author shows this by putting “replied quietly” or “shook her head”. These small things can make a big impact towards the reader, as it makes the readers in the mood that Sade is in. Its unusual to have a person replying quietly to a easy question.

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Adrian March 20, 2012 at 7:09 pm

1. It adds a lot of suspense to the story. Chapter 15 was powerful because it’s showing the difficulty that Sade and Femi are going through, evident through the many questions Sade asks herself, wondering what is the best thing to say. The last part of chapter 16 also got me really tense, wondering if they would be able to contact Folarin. The last lines “The report was that the line had been cut off. It was completely dead” (Naidoo 91), left me wanting to know more.

2. Sade is reluctant to respond because she is afraid that Iyawo-Jenny or Robert would contact the police in Nigeria and they’ll be deported back home, “What if the police in England sent the information to the police in Nigeria?” (Naidoo 82). She is also scared that she would cause trouble for Folarin if she tells the Iyawo-Jenny their story, “Then they would know Folarin Solaja’s children had escaped to England and the Brass Button officers at the airport would be on alert for Papa himself” (Naidoo 83).

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Nicholas C March 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Please respond to the following using quotations to back your claims. Remember to use in-text citations!

1. Chapter is short, but very powerful. How and why?

Chapter 15 is short but powerful because another social worker has come to talk to them about themselves and Sade does not want to disclose any of their personal information in fear that the Nigerian government will find out that Papa is trying to escape. Any information Sade gives could ruin their plans. For example, in her mind, Sade thought “What if the police in England sent the information to the police in Nigeria? Then they would know that Folarin Solaja’s children had escaped to England and the Brass Button officers at the airport would be on alert for Papa himself.” (Naidoo 82).

2. Consider the questions that the Social Worker asks. Why is Sade so reluctant to respond? How does the author suggest Sade’s reluctance?

Sade is reluctant to respond to the questions that the social worker asks because she is afraid that the social worker will give the information to the police and the government in Nigeria will find out that Papa is trying to escape to England. Naidoo suggests Sade’s reluctance by saying “Sade’s heart pounded.”(Naidoo 82). This shows Sade is nervous about giving away information to the social worker. Also, Sade only gives “small nod[s]”(Naidoo 84). This means Sade does not want the social worker to know the information and does not want to say anything. Sade and Femi also “kept their heads lowered”(Naidoo 83), showing they do not want to answer the questions and do not want to listen. It also shows they do not want to be forced to answer a question or show interest by looking at the social worker.

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Emma March 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Chapter 15 is powerful because there is an abundance of suspension. There is suspension because the question “what are Sade and Femi going to do?” is always in the audience’s mind, through the uneasiness Sade and Femi were feeling. For example, there were numerous thoughts that represented Sade’s fear and not knowing what she could possibly do, she knew that she and Femi “couldn’t keep silent forever” (Naidoo 83) and the question “what could they say that was safe” pondered across Sade’s mind. This was useful to create suspension because, since they were in a very tight situation, not knowing whether they could trust Iyawo-Jenny, it was worded in a way that made it suggest that Sade was feeling helpless. This is because in the paragraph the last few quotes were in, included that they were pressed to talk but they didn’t know what to say.

Sade was reluctant to respond to the questions that the Social Worker asked because she did not want to give away any information that will lead to there father’s imprisonment or death. This fact is evident in Chapter 15 as Beverley Naidoo stated that Sade was thinking about “if the police in England sent the information to the police in Nigeria” (Naidoo 82).

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Ines Duan March 19, 2012 at 10:28 am

This paragraph is short but it’s very powerful because it’s mentioning about information Sade and Femi didn’t want to talk about. They knew if they mentioned about Mrs. Peacock, their father would never come to London There fore, they had to be extra careful of what they told Iyawo Jenny.

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Avatar of Karen Carmen Karen Carmen March 21, 2012 at 11:36 am

Quotations? In-text citations?

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Alex S. March 19, 2012 at 10:28 am

1. Well, the build up suspense that something has happened back in Lagos Nigeria, they make it seem that his father might of been attacked because of his telephone lines, or he cut them off to prevent the attackers calling or to make sure that Femi and Sade because the conversations might be recorded or listened to by the attackers. “The report was that the line had been cut off. It was completely dead.”- page 91. “But the clicks were followed by silence.” – page 90.

2. Sade does not want to tell the police something she will regret telling them later on, like for instance, something about their father or about their escape plan or anything that could harm their father.

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Avatar of Karen Carmen Karen Carmen March 21, 2012 at 11:37 am

In-text citations: Quotation followed by (author’s name & page #). No hyphen.

Example:

(Naidoo 90)

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Alex S. March 21, 2012 at 12:05 pm

1. Well, the build up suspense that something has happened back in Lagos Nigeria, they make it seem that his father might of been attacked because of his telephone lines, or he cut them off to prevent the attackers calling or to make sure that Femi and Sade because the conversations might be recorded or listened to by the attackers. “The report was that the line had been cut off. It was completely dead.” (Naidoo 91). “But the clicks were followed by silence.” (Naidoo 90).

2. Sade does not want to tell the police something she will regret telling them later on, like for instance, something about their father or about their escape plan or anything that could harm their father. Therefore she told small lies to cover up. “Slowly Sade printed IBADAN. The city close to their home village. She prayed Femi wouldn’t say anything. It wasn’t a complete lie. They often spent time with Grandma in the holidays. But it wasn’t really the truth” (84 Naidoo).

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Desmond Chui March 19, 2012 at 10:27 am

This chapter is short, but very powerful because they gave away a lot of hints finding their father and their real faces. In this chapter, Sade and Femi gave away their phone number (Nadoo 90), their mothers last name (Nadoo 84) and where they live.

Sade is so reluctant to respond because they didn’t want to wait for the last minute. I think that she thinks Iyawo Jenny is nice and she doesn’t wants to be asked by other people.

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Avatar of Karen Carmen Karen Carmen March 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

Too brief, Desmond. More detail needed.

You’ve put your in-text citations in strange places without quotations to accompany them. Come see me about this.

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