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ACADEMIC RESPONSE TO
"A HANDFUL OF DATES" BY TAYEP SALIH.
The story is about the flashback which is narrated by the boy, Tayeb. the author reveals the innocence, nature as well as love and respect for his grandfather. In the story the boy Tayeb treat his grandfather as a god because he teaches him Koran. As he describes, "I love him and would imagine myself, when I grew to be a man, tall and slender like him"(Salih, 1969, p.138). everyone faces a strong relationship with their grandparents when they are child. I feel that experience to I admired my grandmother because they teach me to work hard in life if you want to be successful in your life. In the story the boy Tayeb admired his grandfather but when he realized that her grandfather was a greedy and ambitious person than he changed her feelings about her. I enjoyed the point of view in first person and the way he describes his feelings of love and admiration about his grandfather because I also feel the same strong feelings of love and admiration about my dad and my grandfather.