He's such a clown. His name is Williams Uchemba or Uchemba Williams. @williamsuchemba Haba! Moinmoin and Akamu too na something light na. Next time na correct beans and garri make u chop ooo. U go sleep on gear wetin sef? #Repost@williamsuchemba
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Sorry I’m sleep talking 😂😂😂 chai I don kee myself no work today again.
This Wednesday Tanvi reviews a heart breaking story of a young boy.
Relax your back and read on.
"Funny boy" by Shyam Selvadurai
Set in Sri Lanka during the Sinhala-Tamil tensions and 1983 riots, 'Funny Boy' is a touching yet strong book about a young boy exploring his sexual identity, the beliefs of society... and experiencing the harsh reality and utter chaos that his world was.
The book is written beautifully, with the perfect pace and narration, and simple language. It is divided into six parts.
The first part introduces us to Arjie, our protagonist, and his large Tamil family. The author has given us a vivid yet relatable picture of a big family gathering at their grandmother's place every couple of weeks. Here, Arjie played with the girls because he couldn't fit in with the boys. His relatives and parents discovered this and put an end to the time he spent with his female cousins. This showed us his parents' aversion to even a vague thought of homosexuality, and how they feared anything that might lead their son into turning out 'funny'.
The second part diverts the attention from homosexuality to religion. Arjie's aunt Radha aunty, returns from America and forms an instant bond with him. She receives an offer for marriage by a Sinhalese, Rajan. Her family is against it but Radha and Rajan still stay strong... until Radha aunty is attacked by Sinhalese men on a train. And just like that, she lets go of her love for a more practical approach. Here we realise the cruelty of society, people's issues with intercaste marriage and about the tensions between the Tamils and Sinhalese.
The third part marks the return of an old friend in Arjie's mother's life, whom she has an affair with. Before anything escalates, the affair ends due to horrendous reasons, which you will discover when you read the book. And just like that, Arjie realises the injustice of the police, government and everyone else. For the first time Arjie realises what true fear is.
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