Essay Topic 1
Discuss the setting of early 19th Century London. Why does Aminata say she is in London in Book One, Chapter 1? How was the abolitionist cause defined at this time in Great Britain? How does Aminata describe her living arrangements here?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and analyze the narrative style of the story. Is the narrator involved directly in the action of the story? Is the story related in present or past tense? What effect does each of these choices have on the reader?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the protagonist and narrator of the novel as introduced in Book One, Chapter 1. How old is Aminata Diallo at this point in the story? What characteristics stand out about Aminata based on her use of language and observations? How does Aminata change in the story?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the history and customs of Islam in Africa and on the setting of...
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