Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination Fun Activities

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Storyboard

Create a storyboard in which you use one of Morrison's examples from American literature to show the way racial blackness and whiteness are portrayed, as well as the Africanist persona.

News Article

Write a news article based on Morrison's book. You might choose to write from the perspective of a journalist reviewing the book in a time where racial tensions run high or American literature is not generally seen as dealing with racial issues.

Poem

Write a poem about racial tension and division. You may choose to focus on a specific topic that Morrison focuses on, like the Africanist persona. You may choose to write the poem from the perspective of a character that Morrison mentions.

Children's Book

Create a children's book based on one of Morrison's points, as if you were trying to teach a child how to understand one of Morrison's point. Include at least...

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