April 16 1-4
April 17 5-7
April 18 8-9
April 21 10-12
April 22 13-16
April 23 17-19
April 24 20-22
April 25 finish book
Discuss how various African proverbs in our textbook relate to the book.
The book includes many original Nigerian terms and there is a glossary in the back. Do you find that this makes the book more authentic and brings you closer to the book or not? Do you find it helpful or annoying?
There is an issue of fate versus willpower. For example, Unoka is sometimes held responsible for his own actions, while at other times he is referred to as ill-fated and a victim of evil-fortune. Which do you think Okonkwo believes is true? What do you believe?
Certain aspects of Ibo religion, such as the mutilation of a dead child to prevent its spirit from returning, might seem barbaric. Casting an honest eye on your own religious practices, which ones might appear barbaric or bizarre to an outsider?
What's your best time in the map game?
What can you learn about contemporary Nigeria, Chinua Achebe, Fela Kuti, and Wole Soyinka? List 5 per topic. These are good places to start; you CANNOT use wikipedia or any other encyclopedia.
What is Achebe's thesis and 3 pieces of supporting evidence in his essay, "Nigeria's Promise, Africa's Hope"?