|Plot Summary of Don't Call Me African American|
|"The book is an autobiography of select events that shaped the author's life. "Don't Call Me African American" rejects the label of a black society who rejected the author for being "too white" and a "black nerd". Her upbringing in a small town in Kansas in the 70's were the grounds for loads of rejection because she would not riot against the white man and the establishment. It was during her years in the northeast--at college--that she began to blossom past her fears, and when she found meaning and identity and the truth of who she was. In the end, she comes to the conclusion that she is black, and an American, and proud of it."
Donna Conger, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Don't Call Me African American|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
- woman's story
If this is a culture clash:
- minority culture living in majority area
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 1st
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- rape/molest (yeech!)
- vague references
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 26-50% of book
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Donna Conger Resident Scholar Profiles|
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