A Question of Power - Pages 135 - 206 Summary & Analysis

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Meanwhile, Dan persistently points out Elizabeth’s flaws and berates Africa as a whole for “the African’s man’s loose, carefree sexuality” (137) and its belief in witchcraft. Dan’s perversion and depravity have begun to infect Elizabeth, who sees male homosexuality everywhere. Elizabeth stops sleeping. When she finally passes out, Dan and Sello appear for the first time in the same nightmare together. Elizabeth debates whether she believes that Dan’s insinuations that Sello molested his daughter. On Sunday, Elizabeth collapses when she finally accepts that Sello is evil. Nothing seems coherent to Elizabeth that day. Although Elizabeth tries to focus on “normal human decencies” (150) and her work in the garden, her internal demons are more powerful.

Eugene gives a speech to the teachers and villagers attending a presentation by his local-industries project. In it, he praises the members’ talents and cooperative...

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