Green Hills of Africa Topics for Discussion

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Consider the author's comments about those who practice the arts. There are two key components to these comments - his observations about the artists of the past, and about the artists of the present. In terms of the first, what civilizations and what artists might the author be referring to? Is his comment a fair or accurate one? Why or why not? In terms of the second component to his comments, again are they accurate or appropriate? Why or why not? What does a culture gain by supporting its artists, in a way that the author seems to be suggesting most cultures do not?

What is it about Africa that you think appeals to Hemingway? Consider his references to writing, Mama's references to his approach to his writing, and his comments about America in chapter thirteen. Where do Africa and his experiences there fit into the author's...

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