Things Fall Apart Essay

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EntrevueA : Grand mère pourrais vous me dire pendant quel événement historique vous avez vécue?N : Je ne sais pas pouvais vous me laisser tranquille, je ne peux même écouter les nouvelles(Ma mère intervient)M : Mère, elle vous demande car elle doit le faire comme projet à l'école.N : OH! OK! Mais je suis entraîne d'écouter mes nouvelles.(… 1h plus tard)N : Ahah! Donc Leo.... qu'est-ce que tu me demandés?A : J'ai dit, est-ce que tu as déjà vécu pendant un évènement historique?N : Pas vraiment ; mais il y avait au Ghana auquel il y avait une très grande famine. Les gens arrêter de vendre leurs marchandises à cause qu'il voulait garder l'argent qu'ils avaient pour nourrir leur enfants… De plus dans ce temps Ghana était une dictature contrôlé sous le contrôle de J.J Rowlings; connais -tu J.J Rowlings?A : Oueh.A : Mais je voudrais connaitre ton point de vue?N : Moi… Durant ce temps on souffrait; donc je vendais mes vêtements africains pour recevoir de l'argent et ensuite nourrir ta mère, ta tante et ton oncle Kwame.A : Et est-ce que…(Nana m'interrompe avec son histoire)N : Durant ce temps les gens ne pouvais même pas manger du soupe avec leurs foufou, ils achetaient la poudre et le préparés eux même car ils ne voulaient pas Attendre, étant donné que si ils attendaient quelquns prendrait leur place en donnant plus d'argent à la vendeuse. Tandis qu'avant il y avait beaucoup de gens qui attendaient sur la rue pour que les gens achetaient leurs foufou et dans ce temps si ton foufou ne goûter pas bon les gens ne les achetés même pas mais là quand la famine est venue les gens s'inquiétaient pas si ça goûter bon ou pas car ils avaient faim.A : Et cette famine quand est-ce que ça commencée et quand est-ce quelle a fini?N : Elle a commence dans les débuts de 1980, mais je ne sais pas quand elle a fini car nous nous sommes partis car ton grand-père est...

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