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Black studies final - Madison Jesseman Bl St 130B Final Exam Throughout the many different course readings many common themes and writing formats

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Madison Jesseman Bl St 130B Final Exam Throughout the many different course readings, many common themes and writing formats were displayed, despite the different authors for each book. One of the main writing formats was that of Epistolarity, or the collection of letters and diary entries to make up the book. This was a common theme for colonized Africans; because of the sense of individuality it provided them. To many Africans, being able to write in journal format gave them a chance to show their independence, rather than write about something insignificant. This is because Epistolarity promotes the use of first-person pronouns in the writings, giving the author a better chance to look at things subjectively. To put it simply, it gave the authors a feeling of freedom in their own writings. The book “Houseboy,” by Ferdinand Oyono, is written in Epistolary format. This book follows the life of Toundi, an African boy living in Senegal. This boy was born and raised in Africa, but after running away from home at a young age he spent most of his life around French colonizers. This book starts with a French man finding a dying African boy on a path. The boy hands the Frenchman his journal and then suddenly dies. The Frenchman begins to read from the journal, and that is where the real story begins. It
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course BLST 118 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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Black studies final - Madison Jesseman Bl St 130B Final Exam Throughout the many different course readings many common themes and writing formats

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