The interaction that the children have with the woman who comes out of the house to speak with them provides many avenues for discussion concerning some of Bulawayo’s themes in this story. What are some of these themes, and how does this scene develop and amplify those themes?
Remember: This Essay Assignment is not a ‘book report,’ but a critical analysis. Do not tell me what each author says, or what happens in the story: I know what they say, I know what happens. Rather, tell me what you think they mean: there is a difference. One is summary (not good), the other is analysis (very good). You have a lot to work with here: the best essays will analyze these issues in the story, not restate the plot.