Thursday 5/11: Assata Part 2 and final exam review

Announcement:assignments page remember that the second  paper is due (deadline extended to Monday 5/8). See the for details.

This week we cover the next third of the autobiography of Assata Shakur. For Thursday 5/11, Read pages 98-194  (Chapters 6 to 12) in Assata. 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 athe 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. What’s the significance of the story ending in Cuba and how does Assata adjust to her new home? Consider this prep for the final exam. If you read this carefully, it’s one less thing you’ll need to study.

Presentation by Chanel, Leash, Brittany, and Erik.

Also, read my guide to final exams, “Zen and the Art of Finals” (PDF), which will help you begin to prepare for our final (and hopefully others as well). Think about major themes that we’ve been talking about all semester and bring questions to the class. We’ll have an open prep/ study session for the final exam on the final class day of 5/18.a