Instructions by instructor>>>>> In Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi chronicles the lineage of two sides of one family and how the Transatlantic Slave Trade impacted each branch of the family. This book gives us a fictional window into the development of the African Diaspora. In a 4 to 6 page paper, elaborate on the significance of two (2) formative eras of the African Diaspora as featured in the book (i.e. the Transatlantic Slave Trade, slavery, the perils of the Fugitive Slave Act/difficulties of being a runaway, the prison industrial complex, the Civil Rights movement, anti-colonial movements, etc.) Discuss their impact on people of African descent and how Gyasi employs these important historical moments to advance her narrative. You should use direct evidence from Homegoing as well as from at least two (2) assigned readings, or other readings from the textbook. You can also explore outside sources via the Richardson Library here:
This is the only place you should use if you want to use other articles/sources.
Format + Style Guide
- Papers should be 4-6 pages based around an argument or claim with supporting evidence from Homegoing + articles on the syllabus and/or other articles from the textbook (or from the Richardson Library databases).
- Papers should be double-spaced and written in 12 point, Times New Roman font
- Papers should be formatted with 1-inch margins
- Students should be especially mindful of using proper grammar and spelling throughout the essay.
- Students must use the most recent edition of The Chicago Manual of Style to format citations. http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-1.html