Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the narrative point-of-view of the memoir. In what person is the story related? Is it told in present or past tense? How does this narrative style affect the reader of the memoir?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the government of Zambia and segregation and desegregation in Zambian history. When did integration take place in public schools? Who initiated desegregation in the country? How did integration affect Bobo?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Bobo’s relationships with her classmates at school. Did Bobo have any close friends at school? How did Bobo feel about her skin color after integration took place in the school systems? Why?
Essay Topic 4
Analyze and discuss the political history of Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Kenya as related from the narrative and research. When was the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army formed? What role did this organization have in African history? How was Bobo’s...
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