In an organized essay, you will show how the works of Assia Djebar and Edwidge Danticat and the film
Rachida relate to the two essays we have read by Aime Cesaire and Albert Memmi. You will establish the
connections: 1. between the works and the concepts we have studied such as negritude and orientalism 2.
between these works and the historical context to which they refer. Additionally, for each work, you will refer
to at least one critical source. Only one of your critical sources can be an online source. You paper cannot
be organized by work- i.e. part 1 Cesaire; part 2 Memmi; part 3 Djebar; part 4 Danticat; part 5 Rachida. You
must organize your paper around ideas or themes that are linked to colonization and decolonization.
Your essay should make specific references to precise passages in all texts and to specific scenes and
characters in the film. For Danticat, you may use only one of the 3 stories. You should conclude by relating
your essay to the title of the course: Decolonizing the mind.
For information about the film (name of director, characters, cast members, plot summary, reviews, etc), go
to http://www.allmovie.com and www.imdb.com and type the film title in the search box: Rachida.
Please make sure to write your paper in formal and grammatically correct English.