Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
The objective of this lesson is to examine the author's life and writing. Ngugi Wa Thiong'o is the author of Devil on the Cross. He wrote the book on toilet paper while he was in prison in Kenya, his homeland.
Class Discussion: In what language did Thiong'o first write? Why did he change to writing in Gikuyu? Where was he when he wrote Devil on the Cross? Why was the novel written on toilet paper? What political message has he put in some of his works? How is his writing a vehicle for political thought? What questions does he ask in his writing? What is Thiong'o's theory of language? How does that theory affct his writing? Why does he describe himself as a warrior for language? How did the storytelling he heard as a child influence his writing? Why does he believe in imagination? How...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.3(e), 9-10.7, 11-12.3(e), 11-12.7
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