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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

[Archive] Learning Activity Online Presentation Assignment

Assignment: If you chose to complete the Reading a Region Learning Activity, then please post a comment to this post that presents your work to the class. Your post should include the following:

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1. Your name
2. The global region on which you focused your project
3. The specific group you surveyed: how do you know this group, what is its size, how did you survey the members?
4. A brief statement of what the survey results showed
5. A short paragraph summarizing what you learned from completing this learning activity

This post counts as the presentation part of your Learning Activity grade and is due by midnight on Friday, October 15, 2014.

[Archive] WRETCHED OF THE EARTH Assignment for Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

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Assignment: Answer the following questions in a very short 100- to 200-word essay that is a comment to this post: Explain what Frantz Fanon means in The Wretched of the Earth when he advocates for a “poetry of revolt.” Why is literature important to a liberation struggle? And how does Wole Soyinka's play Death and the King's Horseman exemplify Fanon’s idea? Cite specific examples and text from Soyinka's play and Fanon’s essay that support your claim. You may use your reading notes, the readings, and any helpful links on this course blog. You may either work individually or with one partner from class. Your comment may respond to previous comments as long as it otherwise fulfills these assignment criteria. Citation includes in-text citation and a list of Works Cited. See the citation link on this blog for instructions. Each comment must include your name (and your partner's if you have one) and use standard English. This assignment counts as two participation grades. All work is due by midnight on Friday, 10/17/14.