Discuss Yaremi As The Protagonist Of Lonely Days By Bayo Adebowale
generous woman to the needy. Her generosity plus hardwork made her a
well known woman in Kufi. Yaremi is the protagonist of Lonely Days by
Bayo Adebowale. Many of the events in the novel revolved around her
because her ideology of womanhood was different from that of other
Yaremi coped properly with the pains of widowhood. She stood her
ground and fought against men who wanted to take advantage of her
widow state. In page 101, she abusively rejected Ayanwale when he
continued to persuade her to mary him.
Yaremi felt that women of Kufi deserve female empowerment, she took it
upon herself to become the representive of women in the fight against
unnecessary dominance. Her fearlessness made her refuse the choosing
of a cap at the cap-picking ceremony. Yaremi also claimed in page 103
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 the bush"