Essay Topic 1
Examine the role of women in the society of this novel. Consider their traditional roles to the ones that develop because of the strike.
Essay Topic 2
Analyze the impact of colonization in this novel. What is the author's message about colonization?
Essay Topic 3
Research the period of history described in this novel. How is this novel accurate? How is it inaccurate? What is the effect of this?
Essay Topic 4
What commentary does the author offer on social status in "God's Bits of Wood"? Consider the class divides among the Africans, the French and between the two groups.
Essay Topic 5
Analyze the use of symbolism in this novel. Focus on the storm, death, animals or the bits of wood.
Essay Topic 6
Compare and contrast two female characters in "God's Bits of Wood".
Essay Topic 7
Examine the scenes featuring negotiations between the French management and the union representatives...
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