Close Calls

2012 First Place Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature: Tanzania
Publisher: 
Oxford University Press
Pages: 
128
Fiction
Paperback
ISBN: 
978-9976-4-0429-6

Close Calls is the story about Bahati - a disciplined, obedient and hardworking girl. Things begin to change when she gets involved with bad company. Her new friend, Sophia thinks that life is about enjoyment and uses her charms and looks to find men, who are older and have money to spend on her.
Bahati’s life becomes a big mess and results in great consequences in her life including getting pregnant, losing her father and being infected with HIV.
This story talks about how peer pressure can have an impact on the lives of the young people. It also shows how rigid strictness and less communication between parents and children can affect the lives of the children. The disadvantages of contemporary communication such as mobile phones and Internet has been clearly portrayed in this story.

 

Currently no reviews listed
Currently no resources or Ebooks listed

Close Calls is the story about Bahati - a disciplined, obedient and hardworking girl. Things begin to change when she gets involved with bad company. Her new friend, Sophia thinks that life is about enjoyment and uses her charms and looks to find men, who are older and have money to spend on her.
Bahati’s life becomes a big mess and results in great consequences in her life including getting pregnant, losing her father and being infected with HIV.
This story talks about how peer pressure can have an impact on the lives of the young people. It also shows how rigid strictness and less communication between parents and children can affect the lives of the children. The disadvantages of contemporary communication such as mobile phones and Internet has been clearly portrayed in this story.

 

Currently no reviews listed
Currently no resources or Ebooks listed