Crossing the River Fun Activities

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Be the Voice of Africa

The Voice of Africa opens and closes the book, Crossing the River, by Caryl Phillips. Write a 2-3 paragraph paper, pretending that you are the Voice of Africa, relating to the current issues that African-Americans and other minorities face today.


Write a eulogy in the voice of Edward Williams for Nash Williams.


Draw a map tracing the journey of slaves to America and from America to Africa as a part of the repatriation program.


Edward interprets one of his dreams about his wife as a sign of his inability to forgive her. What do you interpret your dreams as? Write a few paragraphs about a memorable dream you had and what you thought it meant or interpreted it as.

Movie trailer

Create a movie trailer that would preview the story "West" using video and video-editing software.


Write a poem...

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