Keep working on your final papers. Assignment is to send me (if you haven’t already) a one paragraph proposal of what you’ll be writing on via e-mail. This week we finish the autobiography of Assata Shakur.
For Monday May 5th, read chapters 13-16 (pages 194-240) in Assata.
For Wednesday May 7th, finish Assata: chapters 17-postscript. Again, make sure to pay attention to the various poems she includes in the story on pages 240 (“Current Events”), 259 (“To My Daughter Kakuya”), and 263 (“The Tradition”). Think also about the themes that we’ve been talking about so far and how Assata’s work fits into the context of urban narratives and themes of immigration/migration, return home, urban space, etc. Consider this prep for the final exam. If you read this carefully, it’s one less thing you’ll need to study.