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Book Corner
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Activity 3
DIFFERENTIATION



Book Corner





Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2013

▬ Book Selection ▬

  • Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, 1958.
  • The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, by Ayi Kwei Armah, 1968.
  • Coconut, by Kopano Matlwa, 2007.
  • One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir, by Binyavanga Wainaina, 2011.
  • Black Man’s Medicine, by Muzi Kuzwayo, 2012.
  • Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2013.
  • Ghana Must Go, by Taiye Selasi, 2013.
  • Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi, 2016.
  • Stay With Me, by Ayobami Adebayo, 2017.
  • Becoming Nigerian: A Guide, by Elnathan John, 2019.

You are in charge of one book from the selection.

1
Go online to learn more about it. Where is the story set? What language is it written in? What topical issues are addressed?


2
Look for the definition of “Afropolitanism”. To what extent does this book express this notion?

Let's talk this out!
MEDIATION

Share your findings and learn about the other books.

3
Which book would you like to read? Why?


4
a. What is the relationship between these works and the concept of double heritage?


b. Do you think a novel has to be set on the African continent to be considered African literature?


Useful vocabulary: I’d rather read this one because... In my opinion... These books deal with... They show that... I believe that... To me, the setting is...

From French to English
MEDIATION

me : lorsqu’il est complément d’une phrase

I : lorsqu’il est sujet d’une phrase et pour exprimer une emphase

myself : pour traduire « moi-même »

Let’s learn!

Q & A

Prepare 5 questions about the novels discussed with your classmates. In groups, ask your questions and answer your friends’.

On your way to the task ❯❯ Step 2

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Let’s use what you have learnt in !

To promote young African writers, you would like to create a global independent e-platform to publish and upload their work. Create your page to request funding on

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