Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spotlight on Chinua Achebe

Hi there!

Obviously you have figured out a way to access the class blog, good to see you here.

Today we read an article from the New Yorker titled "After Empire: Chinua Achebe and the great African novel" by Ruth Franklin.

The six members of class who attended, read the article, highlighting areas they thought would be points of discussion. Then each person started a discussion on the article. I asked three questions:

What stories did Achebe read when he was growing up? How was Africa portrayed?
Why does Nwoye join the missionaries?
What is the gist of the discussion about the African novel?

On Friday we will look more into the affects of colonialism.

Until then!

Mrs. O

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