Aké: The Years of Childhood - Chapters 10 and 11 Summary & Analysis

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Speaking in the present, Wole regrets that the smells of his homeland, all the wonderful local dishes, are gone, replaced mostly by sounds, the hustle and bustle and noise of modern living. Where before life was simple and good, now it is endlessly complicated and Westernized for the worse, with McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Western music and European fashions in Wole's opinion ruining his culture, or at least changing it for the worse.

On the topic of sound, Wole goes back to the past and recalls a period in which he exits a Sunday service singing a tune. The organist hears him, and asks Essay his permission to include Wole in the church choir. This is agreed to, and every early Sunday Wole and another inductee named Edun would go through Ibarapa market on the way to choir practice. There, intoxicated by all...

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