This curriculum guide provides anthropological and historical research as well as literary criticism on five narratives from West Africa: Camara Layes The Dark Child, Chinua Achebes Things Fall Apart, Ama Ata Aidoos The Dilemma of a Ghost, Ousmane Sembenes Gods Bits of Wood, and Mariama Bâs So Long a Letter. The background and critical materials are integrated into well-developed lesson plans which include reproducible student handouts, teacher resources, and reading resources.
Voices from the Continent will be a useful resource for college professors and teachers of English and social studies on the high school level who seek to diversify the standard curriculum by introducing students to modern African literature written or translated into English.
The featured literary works are available in the United States and appropriate for use in a variety of courses with students at different reading levels. These literary works introduce a variety of universal themes while simultaneously presenting the experiences of particular ethnic groups in different regions of West Africa.
The lessons contained in this guide may be used in whole or in part, and they may be integrated into larger units on world literature, cultural diversity, psychology, social studies, sociology, and womens studies.
- Publisher : Africa World Pr (September 1, 2003)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 185 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1592211232
- ISBN-13 : 978-1592211234
- Item Weight : 1.21 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.25 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches