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1. Achebe and Senghor both share what the textbook calls on page 1563 a “dual inheritance”; both were raised with and seek to unite two cultural communities. How does Achebe’s short story and ONE of Senghor’s poems seek to create what Achebe calls “a sense of shared national identity”? Use specific passages from each text in your response.

2. Head’s story "The Deep River" ends with the importance of names: “And the name Talaote was all they were to retain of their identity.” Achebe’s story also indicates the importance of naming: the main character has three names. How do names relate to identity in the literature of this topic? Where do we see similar themes in one of Senghor’s poems? Give examples from the texts to support your point.

3 In regards to Senghor's poem "To New York," it seems that Part I is about Manhattan, and Part II is about Harlem. What is the speaker's opinion about Manhattan in Part I, and about Harlem in Part II? Do you think he reaches a verdict about the two areas and delivers it to the city of New York in Part III?




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Running head: RELATION OF NAMES TO IDENTITY

Relation of Names to Identity
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RELATION OF NAMES TO IDENTITY

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Relation of Names to Identity
Names give people their identity according to the literature by Bessie head and Chinua
Achebe. In the "Deep River," the name Talaote identifies the tribe despite the changes. The
people of Monemapee identified themselves with the chief because they did not know their
origin. However, changes such as the death of the chief brought identity crisis. Some wanted
individual names while others the tribe name which caused a split. However, the name Talaote
remained to identify them despite the changes.
In Chinua Achebe's "Chike's School Days" the main character has three names which
identify him. He was born an Ibo but is exposed to Christianity and thus has three names, Chike,
John, and Obiajulu. The names define him by showing his origins. Obijulu ties him to his Ibo
culture while John shows h...

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