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COURTESY OF ATIKA SCHOOL
MEMORIES WE LOST
Blood is thicker than water has clearly been justified in this story, through the narrator who stands by the elder sister throughout her illness in the story.
She hardly leaves her sister’s side and goes through the emotional trauma caused by the strange illness with her. She holds hands, keeps her company and even drops out of school to be with her.
She eaves drop on her mother and her uncle smelly foot’s conversation and sneaks the sister out of the homestead rather than see her suffer another ordeal in a Sangoma’s attempt to help her. This time she was to be taken to Nkuzi who is said to ‘bake’ his patients.
She quietly and deceptively sneaks her sister out of their homestead to an unknown place. She avoids public scrutiny as they flee by travelling on less frequently used paths and at night. This is being secretive and discreet.
She conspires with her sick sister to get rid of the medicine without their mothers knowledge.
She refuses to attend school until her sister gets better in order to spend time with her at home she even reigns sickness in order to stay with the sister.
She resolutely decided to sneak her away from home to avoid another painful experience in the hands of a Sangoma who specializes in ‘baking patients’.
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