Dusklands Discussion Questions

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Research the Zulu chief Shaka. What were his feats? What were his tactics? How did he deal with the Boers? With the British? With his own people? Do the accounts you researched consider him a hero? Why? If not, explain.

Trace the history of the Boers, then prepare a short report that includes a timeline and a map of their great trek across South Africa.

Choose another author who has won a Nobel Prize for his or her life's work. Compare the acceptance speeches of this other author with Coetzee's speech. What was the focus of each speech? Which one was more emotional? And why? Which one did you relate to more and why? Then pretend you have been awarded a Nobel Prize for the novels you have produced and write your own acceptance speech. What types of things would you like to say about the...

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