Saturday, December 8, 2012

2nd Batxillerat - HAVE WE GOT AN AFRICAN MIND?

This clip from BOFADACARA illustrates wonderfully the poem My african mind.
This time you are going to be a "passage person": Choose one passage from the poem below and (a) describe the way it is illustrated in the clip and say why you chose it.
Then, tell me, what do you think: have we got an African mind?


That is how we became they
They became those
Those became it
That is how a race was born
A race begun
Healthy black monster
Five finger, with thumb
Useful animal, so minimal
That is how the unknown became hostage
Simplicity became hostile
Healthy black monster, a different kind monkey
That is how culture became ritual
People became tribe… primitive
Language, no
Writing, no
How ignorance did become history
Well… so you I It thought so, well told story
Healthy black monster.

Friday, December 7, 2012


From News.D

Read this article about bilingualism written by Jessica Marshall. Then you can drop a comment considering the following questions:

Can the things the author says apply to our country?
Are you an example of any of the cases discussed in the article?
Are you bilingual or monolingual? Do you feel you have an advantage over the counterpart?

Remember that you don't have to answer the questions one by one. In fact, they are a guideline for your comment.