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{SPEAKER name="Mildred Hill-Lubin"} The fourth category, the African's confrontation with the West, I have sub-headed as, uh, first would be education, the-- the issue of education, then the African's migration to, uh, from their rural area to the city.

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And third would be his confrontation with the white man, what happens to him, as he meets and how does he characterize and identify and relate to the white.

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And then fourth would be the issue of being a writer and under that heading we deal with topics such as identity, the language of the writer, the audience the writer will speak too, and also his role as a writer. The whole issue of whether a writer should be able to declare himself a writer or a black writer.

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{Speaker 1} Now, just recount those four headings bef-- again, the major headings.

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{SPEAKER name="Mildred Hill-Lubin"} The major-- the major headings are the ritual features that exist in the literature, uh, and under that ritual would be music, dance, sports, food, and art. And then folk beliefs and religion. And then third would be the family, uh, unit. And then fourth would be the African's confrontation with the west.

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{Speaker 1} Ok, you, um, mentioned two major works, uh, and you use those two major works to find the parallels under those four headings.

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{SPEAKER name="Mildred Hill-Lubin"} Alright, uh, in many instances you will probably need to use other works. I do have bibliographies with these particular works, uh, in which I take each one of the headings and give the biography.

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But in teaching, I have used the two works as primary ones. And those would Langston Hughes' "Not Without Laughter" and also Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart."

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Now, interestingly enough, Langston Hughes' book is almost divided up according to that. He has chapters called "folk beliefs." Uh, he has--


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