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Little Bee essay

“To be well in your mind you have first to be free” (Cleave 147). This quote taken from Little Bee not only grasps an evident theme in the novel but it also briefly identifies how the main character Little Bee struggles for freedom from society, her past, and ultimately herself. The novel is set in modern day Nigeria and the UK, where Nigeria is in the midst of an oil crisis and is struggling to keep it covert from the rest of the world. Little Bee is a sixteen year old Nigerian village girl whom after experiencing traumatic events, flees to England in hopes of escaping the horrors of her country and her past. The psychological and social effects caused…

Asylum seeker

Only a person who can claim that they have a well-founded fear of persecution can claim asylum. The majority of asylum seekers come to the UK from four main countries. These are Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Sri Lanka. Different people see the asylum seekers in different situations. Some see them and immediately give them sympathy and say that they would do the same if they were in the same situation. Whilst others see them all as people who only come here for the money and this annoys them because in a way they are paying for them. The tax they pay goes straight into asylum seekers pockets, this is a common thought amongst many people. The asylum seekers are the…