Book Review

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Select a book from the Ethnic Literature genre to help give you more insight into a different ethnic group. Preferably the book would be written by a member of the ethnic group or an author who can provide insight into the viewpoint of the ethnic group. Write a 3-page review of the book adhering to the following guidelines:

a.Identify the ethnic group that is the focus of the book.

b.Provide a brief summary of assumptions and stereotypes made about this ethnic group by others. Provide any historical reference to help clarify why this group may be oppressed.

c.Discuss your personal reasons for selecting this particular ethnic group. Do you have any personal baggage associated with this group?

d.Summarize the content of the book (synopsis).

e. Summarize the cultural values presented in the book. Based upon your book, what values were particularly important? What similarities and differences did you notice?

f. Briefly discuss personal awareness and insights reached. What connections and revelations did you make while reading the book?

g. Provide your general impressions of the book. Would you recommend the book to others?

h. Conclude with a brief discussion of implications for your future growth and development in cultural competence.

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School: Cornell University




Ethnic Literature
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Book Review

a) The book, “Zoo City,” focuses on the Zulu, an ethnic group in South Africa. The Zulu is
the largest ethnic group in S.A. About 12 million people from the Zulu ethnic group in
South Africa live mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. A small number of Zulu
ethnic live in other countries such as Zambia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
(Beukes, 2013). The Zulu people speak a language known as isiZulu. The language of the
Zulu ethnic group is widely spoken in South Africa. The isiZulu is an official language in
South Africa. Most of the Zulu people are believe in Christianity, and the Zulu religion
also believes in God. The modern Zulu people are distributed in rural and urban areas,
but KwaZulu is their place of origin.
b) The Zulu are believed to be very violent and rude. They are also believed to be walking
with spears and shield. The Zulu are always believed to be hostile and car...

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