Today's lesson is an exercise in drawing connections and articulating them in writing for an online readership. We have discussed the impacts of colonialism in relation to Lois-Ann Yamanaka's novel Heads by Harry, as well as the ways in which gender, sexuality, race, and nationality intersect to forge individual identity. This assignment is open-book and open-notes. You may use any part of any assigned course text, but you may not use other resources for this assignment.
Assignment: In a two-paragraph comment to this post, answer this prompt: How can considering our learning from Yamanaka's novel inform our understanding of Olumide Popoola's story, “Straight to the Matter?” How does the Gibson chapter “Nature, Nurture, and Identity” enhance our understanding of both the novel and the story? What is the value (if any) in considering all three texts together?
Use standard English. Include your name. Your comment may respond to previous comments as long as it otherwise fulfills these assignment criteria. Citation includes in-text citation and a list of Works Cited. See the citation link on this blog for instructions. This assignment counts as one participation grade and is due by midnight on 9/25/15.