ASYNCHRONOUS BLOG POST
Pick ONE of the following assignments and post your answers in the comment section down below. Deadline: 10/21 before the class.
How did the Teatro Experimental Do Negro (TEN) challenge the idea of a racial democracy in Brazil? Describe how they adapted the ideas of négritude to the Brazilian context? (Pages 155-163)
Explain Nicolás Guillén’s vision of bringing together his double heritage in “Ballad of the Two Grandfathers”? Explain his negrista point of view by referencing the ideas presented by Davis and Williams (Pages 152-155)
Discuss how Aimé Césaire initiates his poem “Elegy” by praising the beauty of the tropical region but also showcases the painful effects of colonialism in the Caribbean. To examine his négritude poetics integrate Davis and Williams’ discussion (Pages 148-152)
Respectfully interact with ONE of your classmates’ responses. Do you agree with their arguments and interpretations? Do you disagree? What other observations about Pan-African poetics do you want to bring into the discussion?