Directions: You will read one autobiography from the lists of autobiographies in this module:
Master List of African American Autobiographies
African American Autobiographies Available at the CBC Library
You will choose a book by October 31!
You will write a 3-5 pg. , double-spaced, 12 point font w/one inch margins (about 750 to 1250 words) reflective essay that analyzes the book, placing it in the context of Black history, culture and experience. You will upload your essay as a file attachment here. You can use informal parenthetical citations, like this (Malcolm X, 204).
Your essay will have an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Your written paper must address three categories: context, text, and subtext.
Context: Who is the author? When was the book written? What is the author’s social, historical, cultural context?