Friday, February 12, 2010

Reading Assignment for the Weekend

Hello LA5 crew,
For this weekend's homework, make sure you've read up to page 119 in Things Fall Apart, which many of you might have done already, and I would like you to read Chinua Achebe's essay, "An Image of Africa", which can be found in the LA5 Google Docs. You can simply follow the link below:
You can print this out yourself or read it off your computer, taking notes somewhere else. The PDF displays vertically though, so not sure if there's a way to rotate it--you might just have to print it out anyway.

This is the essay in which Achebe really takes to task Joseph Conrad for his representation of indigenous Africans in The Heart of Darkness. Optionally, you can look at (or listen to) Conrad's story as well by using the following links:

Text of
Heart of Darkness:
Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Audio of Heart of Darkness:
Part 1 (2 links):

Part 2 (2 links):

Part 3 (2 links):

Email me if you have any questions.

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