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Book Corner

Activity 3

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.

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

Look for the definition of “Afropolitanism”. To what extent does this book express this notion?
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Let's talk this out!

Share your findings and learn about the other books.

Which book would you like to read? Why?

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...
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From French to English

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’.
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On your way to the task ❯❯ Step 2

Appeal for Crowdfunding for an Innovative Project

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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