Based on the women’s narratives, how would you characterize Aka and Ngandu developmental environments?

Listen, Here’s A Story –by Bonnie L. Hewlett

Assignment #2: Chapters 3 & 4

Adolescence and young adulthood are psychologically, physically, and socially intense times of learning, development, and exploration.

Based on the women’s narratives, how would you characterize Aka and Ngandu developmental environments?

Are both groups able to develop secure attachments to others, obtain confidence and self-esteem, and find happiness? Why or why not?

How would you explain Aka and Ngandu differences concerning sex, love, and attachment?

How are their ideas different or similar to other cultures, particularly your own? As young children and adolescents, both the Aka and Ngandu have experienced multiple deaths of loved ones.

Do you think previous experiences of death and bereavement or grief prepare these women for motherhood and the potential loss of their children?