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).
Jennifer L. Morgan, Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery ( Philadelphia: Universityof Pennsylvania Press, 2004)
France W. Twine, Racism in a Racial Democracy: The Maintenance of White Supremacy in Brazil (New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1998)
The book report must be double spaced typed in 5 pages not counting the cover page. It should include amongst other parts:
- A brief biography of the author
- Its objectives/problem/arguments
- Its scope and limitations
- A summary of its chapters
- Its strengths and weaknesses
- Its relevance to the course
- A clear introduction and conclusion
NB: Copies of these books were presented in our first class of the semester. Students who still need to have look at them to make a choice can stop by my office during office hours. These books are not sold in the book store and it is the student’s responsibility to get his/her chosen book from the library, Amazon, etc.
1)Due Date: November 18, 2016. 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 five 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, its structure, the issue, etc.
ii) A Body: This part should include chapter summaries, its strengths, its weaknesses, its relevance to the course, etc
iii) A Conclusion that ties the paper together and states the reasons 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