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Aké: The Years of Childhood Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8 Summary

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Chapter 8 Summary and Analysis

Wole is introduced to two new inventions. Workers install a light bulb in the main room. Essay pretends he has to cast a magic spell to turn it on, but soon it's apparent there's a switch on the wall. The other novelty is a radio, which replaces their old gramophone. Its nickname is "One who speaks without expecting a reply." The news is regarded as some mystical oracle. Hitler and World War II dominate what's spoken about on the radio. Soon, "Win the War" is a common phrase exchanged by denizens of Ake. The radio news also causes hysteria. People black their doors, and lights are extinguished at night in fear of airplane raids. One morning a boat explodes in Lagos harbor, increasing panic and worry. At this time, Paa Adatan emerges.

Paa Adatan is a mentally unbalanced man who has made it his duty...

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