Your homework this weekend is a bit extensive so here is a brief review of your tasks:
- Read James Baldwin's "Notes of a Native Son" - be sure to annotate heavily and to draw connections between this piece and Invisible Man. If you don't have a copy of 50 Essays you can find the piece at this link.
- Your writing on the symbolism within the Battle Royal scene is due on Monday. Make sure to follow all of Ms. Alley's guidelines in completing this assignment.
- Work on your research task. This next week you should focus on researching your topic and refining both your topic and your argument. Remember that specificity is the name of the game with this assignment to be able to do it well. Use the resources from the Durham County Library available at this page. To login and use SIRS you will need a Durham County Library card - if you don't have one, get one so that you can use this source. Make sure that as you are doing your work you are taking notes for your research - feel free to use the notecard structure I gave you in class if you like that idea.
Over the weekend do some pre-research on Igbo/Ibo culture, the politics of Nigeria or elements related to Catholicism. Try to determine which topic you would like to research for your research project. We'll begin these projects next class!