This week we began reading literature from the continent of Africa. Our first story was ‘A Civil Peace’ by Chinua Achebe, and you had to conduct an analysis of this story in class. We discussed the idea of philosophical assumptions about life, and specifically examined the philosophical assumptions of the main character in Achebe’s story, Johnathan. We discuss how, despite his experiences and hardships during the war in his country, he managed to stay optimistic and positive, and could we do the same.

Below you will find the ‘Theme and Philosophical Assumptions’ worksheet from class in case you did not finish it, and a copy of the text. Remember, these assignments are due when you come in next week!

Click here to read a PDF of the story ‘Civil Peace’.

Click here to access the ‘Civil Peace Theme and Philosophy’ worksheet.