The Common Ignorant of the Lonely Days

One of the reasons why Yaremi does not want to become lanwa’s wife is because he uses his wives during the harvest season and sends them to their parents during the planting season.

 

One of the reasons why Yaremi does not want to become lanwa’s wife is because he uses his wives during the harvest season and sends them to their parents during the planting season.

she declare that “nobody can use me, Like a house help, lanwa, to peel tubers and slice banana chips on the wooden bench in front of a lonely farmstead in bush “.

Yaremi is a women that knows her rights and she is always ready to confront anyone who seeks to trample on her right.

She warns lanwa to stop assuming that the tradition could force her to do what she does not want to do.

Lonely days affirms that women are not inferior to men and they deserve honor and respect, the Importance of western Education

Though the insistence of woye, Yaremi’s Grandson, that he would follow Segi, his mother, back to olode to attend Sait Andrew’s School, the author stressed the importance of western education as a means of self-empowerment and freedom from the shackles of oppression.

from the perspective of the writter, western education is a necessary evil, Which can serve as a means of enlightenment and freedom from outdated cultural as an integral part, tends to be individualistic in nature, the writer believes that it is important that everyone, especially women have access to western education.

The narrative underscores the fact that if women would be empowered, they must have something doing, that is they must be engaged in a meaningful occupation.

Yaremi, the protagonist, in addition to her taffeta business, has a farm. The Narrative stressed the need for women to be hardworking and diligent at work.

Yaremi can stand tall and face kufi men because she is self-sufficient. She stands by her decision not to replace Ajumobi with Ayanwale, Olonade or Lanwa because the proceeds from her various business endeavour can cater for her needs.

Yaremi is a women that knows her rights and she is always ready to confront anyone who seeks to trample on her right.

She warns lanwa to stop assuming that the tradition could force her to do what she does not want to do.

Lonely days affirms that women are not inferior to men and they deserve honor and respect.

The Importance of western Education

Though the insistence of woye, Yaremi’s Grandson, that he would follow Segi, his mother, back to olode to attend Sait Andrew’s School, the author stressed the importance of western education as a means of self-empowerment and freedom from the shackles of oppression.

Yaremi is forced to work alone, she does all work, both the ones that belongs to her gender and those that women are not her goats’ feeding; she dries maize in the sun, she makes and sells taffeta cloths, she threshes beans-seeds, tends coco yam.

stitches her old quilts, all without complaining she is surprised when a women remarked that she was gradually becoming a man.

Her hands are both from the hard labour that she preoccupies herself with. Even her voice is becoming authoritiative and sharp and her gait has become restive.

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