Why do we tell painful stories?

Bearing Witness, With Words

Work Time

Now, you’ll read an article about the author of Things Fall Apart . This article may answer some of your questions, and it may create more questions for you. Follow along with your teacher to access the article and begin annotating it.

  • Mark parts of the article that answer questions you posed.
  • Mark parts of the article that raise more questions about Nigeria.
  • Mark parts of the article that you find confusing. Write notes in the margin to explain your questions about these sections.

Continue the work you began with your teacher, annotating as you read.