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Students are expected to read, prepare, type, and submit a book report on one of the following books:
Rodney Walter, The Groundings With My Brothers (London: Bogle-L’Ouverture Publications, 1969).
White G. Deborah, Ar’n’t I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South ( London: W.W. Norton &
France W. Twine, Racism in a Racial Democracy: The Maintenance of White Supremacy in Brazil (New
Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1998)
Angelou Maya, All God’s Children Need Travelling Shoes (New York: Random House, 1986)
The book report must be double spaced typed in 4 pages not counting the cover page.
It should include
amongst other parts:
A brief biography of the author
Its Historical Context
Its scope and limitations
A summary of its chapters
Analytical strengths and weaknesses
Its relevance to the course
A clear introduction and conclusion
NB: Copies of these books were presented during our first class of the semester. Students who
still need to have a look at them to make a choice can stop by my office during office hours.
These books are not sold in the bookstore and it is the student’s responsibility to get a copy of
his/her chosen book from the library, Amazon, etc.
1)Due Date: In class on Monday April 10, 2017. Hard copies shall be submitted during the class period.
Remember that no paper shall be accepted after the due date and time.
2) Format: Double spaced typed in four pages minus the cover page
3) Structure: The main text should include:
i) An Introduction: This should identify the author (with a footnote that briefly summarizes his/her
academic qualifications and experiences), the book title, its objectives/problem/arguments, its scope
and limitation, type of publication, historical context, its structure, the issue, etc.
ii) A Body: This part should include chapter summaries, its analytical strengths and weaknesses, its
relevance to the course, etc
iii) A Conclusion that ties the paper together and states the reasons why you chose the book and why
you will or will not recommend this book for others to read.
Nota Bane: See your syllabus for other specific requirements for this part of the course assessment.
Apply the same writing style, mechanics, and organization as spelled out for your assignment above.
– Also attached are writing samples and book reviews for guidance purpose only