HIS 102 and 112
Achebe Paper Assignment
born 1930 in Southern Nigeria, is presently the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and professor of Africana studies at Brown University in
Providence, Rhode Island. His novel, Things Fall Apart
(1958), which you have the option to read in your course, is the most
widely read work of African literature. Photo credit Collegenews.org.
Read Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart (in its entirety).
Answer the following question in a one-page paper:
Citing specific evidence from Achebe's Things Fall Apart (not from the textbook), how did the appearance of Europeans in the nineteenth century alter/affect
Your paper must follow the following format:
Before proceeding, you might wish to read
the short notes on Achebe and
review the study questions on Things Fall Apart.
- typed using a word processor
(font size 10 or 12 only)
- one-inch margins
- page number citations for your
- not to exceed one (1) page
- name, date and HIS 112 at
the top left
- must have a brief introduction
and conclusion (each not to exceed two sentences)
may consider submitting drafts of your assignment to your instructor for
feedback before submitting the assignment for a grade. Please send some specific questions that you would like answered about
your draft. The questions can be general (Is my introduction clear?) or
specific (Is the phrase, "Chardin was jeweller," written correctly?).
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and will result in an improved grade.
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instructor following the directions
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The Achebe Paper is worth a maximum of 100 points.
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