We Need New Names Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the political history of Zimbabwe from 1980 to the present. Who is the President of Zimbabwe? When did he come to power? What political unrest exists and has arisen in Zimbabwe's history?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the narrative style of We Need New Names. From whose perspective is the story related? How does the narrative style transition in the different chapters? Which chapters step away from the main narrative and why?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the theme of coming-of-age in We Need New Names. How is this theme developed through character, setting, and action? How does the author contribute to this theme through symbolism and imagery?

Essay Topic 4

Describe and discuss the character of Darling as the novel's protagonist. How old is Darling when the novel begins? What are the circumstances of Darling's life like? How do Darling's circumstances change in the course of the novel...

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