This story follows the wife and four daughters of a Baptist preacher who moves them to the Belgian Congo in 1959, setting the missionary family on a path towards a tragic undoing in postcolonial Africa.
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This informational text summarizes the European and American colonization and plundering of Africa, as well as Africans’ resistance and eventual independence movements.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was a British writer who is best known for The Jungle Book. In 1899, he wrote “The White Man’s Burden,” a poem about America’s imperative to colonize and rule the Philippine Islands. This poem sparked considerably controversy when it was written.
Reverend H.T. Johnson wrote this poem in response to Kipling’s “The White Man’s Burden.”
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was an American poet who spent most of her life in seclusion. This poem was written in 1862, but was published posthumously (or after Dickinson’s death) in 1953. In this poem, the speaker discusses "the Dark," something unknown and ever-present.
This ancient text urges unmarried women to treat their parents with the utmost respect.
In these excerpts from Kate Chopin’s novel The Awakening, Edna Pontellier struggles with what is expected of her as a mother, a wife, and a woman.
In “A Poison Tree,” a speaker allows their hatred and anger to grow, like a poisonous tree.
In Linda Pastan’s poem “Accidents,” a woman loses her child and contemplates the nature of tragic accidents.
In Casey Gerald’s speech “The Gospel of Doubt,” Gerald discuss his religious experiences and how they have helped shape his understanding of belief and doubt.
In the speech “The Leaders Who Ruined Africa and the Generation Who Can Fix it,” Fred Swaniker discusses Africa’s past leaders and his hopes for its future leaders.
In “The Danger of a Single Story,” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discusses the importance of not allowing one story to construct your understanding of the world.