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Students will cross the sea and read an activist poem, “Aboriginal Charter of Rights,” by the Australian writer Oodgeroo Noonuccal. ” The unit will next take them from India to Africa where students will examine Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions. Finally, students will read portions or the entire text of Andrea Levy’s Small Island where England and the colonies from India to Jamaica are represented (if reading entire novels, assignment completion may take longer than a week). Each week the six groups will have to write, compose, and produce an artifact and share their different interpretations of the same text with the class and the other groups.

They will also challenge how the role of authorship results in new relationships between readers and writers. The impact of teaching fan fiction within a secondary teachers' curriculum will lend to the purpose of developing twenty-first century producers of culture who understand how to examine traditional gluebound texts as well as contemporary digital texts. A fan fiction assignment, as such, will prospectively aim to revise current instructional standards and promote general educational reform.

I arrived about a week before expected, at the home of white friends where there was a wedding in progress; and the little black baby stole the show from the star performer, the bride. They named me Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska” (Cochrane 3). 39 Adam Mackie Notes on Noonuccal Oodgeroo was a poet who claimed her voice and fought against Australian subjection. “ Aboriginal Charter of Rights” was written as a contribution to the proceedings of the fifth annual general meeting of the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in Adelaide” (165).

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