Author Archives: Johnathon Hall

Protected: Johnathon Hall Final Paper Submission

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Protected: Rough Draft

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Just wanted to throw this on here!

Hey everyone.  Just throwing this link on here which is a TED Talk with Adichie talking about representations through stories.  I really enjoyed the speech and thought it was rather interesting.

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Poetic “Our Sister Killjoy”

Aidoo begins her novel with the idea that arguing with a “moderate” Ghanaian is “frustrating” in that they are only able to “regurgitate only what he has learnt from his bosses for you.”  Based entirely on “The need for law … Continue reading

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Representations of Africa and Africans through text, then and now.

With an increasing amount of African literature being sold worldwide, representations of both current and past African culture are becoming further and farther separated within the world view of millions causing sensationalized views of Africans.  Portrayals of Africa, both continent … Continue reading

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Coups and Home

Quite early on in this text there is a game that the three men, Stephanos, Joe, and Ken consistently play.  The game itself is all about being able to locate an area that a coup was occurring or had occurred … Continue reading

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Annotated Bibliography

What I hope to accomplish with this paper is to move secondary education teachers away from predominantly ethnocentric texts such as Things Fall Apart or Palm-Wine Drinkard to something that shows culture without these tinted lenses.  The text I am … Continue reading

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