Second Writing Assignment 242

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Second Writing Assignment: This one is an analytical book essay. The books from which you can choose to write about are The Souls of Black Folks , by W.E.B. Dubois, The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin, or Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes. The Paper should be 2-4 pages long, but don’t write less than two. Even though it’s on a single book, you still need to footnote or use a parenthetical cite for any reference to info or quotes from the book. You can cite at the end of a paragraph for all references to info from the book in that paragraph. Quotes should be cited at the end of the quote. This is a more traditional academic type assignment than the first paper. I don’t want a simple summation of what the book is about. What I’m looking for is an analysis of one or more important themes and/or chapters or passages that particularly struck you and why. Think about the themes of this class when you are writing your analysis. In other words, the themes of oppression and struggle, of racism or cross-racial solidarity, intra-
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