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Monday, January 5, 2009
AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY Good intro stuff from a website, which I lost. Don't give to kids, but can use to plan.
(xenophile historian maybe?)
Bakaridjan story was born in the society that marked by conflicts between the Bambara and other tribes in Africa only for the cause of excitement. This story might have awakened their awareness that a real warrior is not fighting for fun and excitement. A warrior has a special code to follow that is to fight for the benefit of people. A warrior is not necessarily a hero if he is not pure of heart, pure of mind and pure of soul. Posted by Healigan at 8:25 PM Labels: african myth bakaridjan Kone Gladiators PG ... TMNT
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I Just Finished..... Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I am not a great believer in Young Adult fiction in secondary literature classes, but this series could change my mind. Like most YA lit, the power is in the story, not the writing, but these books are layered and subtle. As I neared the finish line, I was glad to see the mockingjay motif carried through to a primary level of metaphor. THAT we could investigate in a freshman class. Collins does not flinch at the conclusion. I found myself thinking that Stephenie Meyer could have learned from this writer. The correct ending was not denied, even if it was not the happiest ending. The happiest ending would not have occurred if this world was real, and Colllins respects that. I insist in all my classes that the appropriate ending, as Aristotle would have required, is necessary for a book to even be considered as great, not merely good. This series is worthy of the good or great discussion for YA lit.