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Reading Discussion 11

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Q Reading Discussion 11: "Cell One" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Initial post due 4/29; responses due 5/2) By Thursday, May 29, at 11:59PM: 1. Read "Cell One" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. 2. Answer: In this story, we have yet another depiction of a prison. How is the prison in this story different or similar to one in a different story? (You may reference a literal or metaphoric prison from any other reading we've done.) 3. Also answer: In the end, Adichie states, "It would have been so easy for him, my charming brother, to make a sleek drama of his story, but he did not." This making something into a "sleek drama" is also a writerly concern. Does Adichie make the story of this family and character of Nnamabia into a "sleek drama"? Why or why not? 4. Finally, as usual, respond to two others' posts by Sunday, May 2, at 11:59 PM.

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