This continent … Makes up 22% of the world’s total land area. Ranks second in size behind Asia.
AFRICA FEATURES … 58 countries, including island groups The Nile, in Africa, is the largest river in the world (4,132 miles).
FACTS Animals include Cheetahs, Elephants, Giraffes, Hippopotamus, Hyenas, Porcupines, Gazelles, Zebras, etc.
Things Fall Apart Late 19 th to early 20 th century. The life of Okonkwo, a leader and wrestling champion of a small tribe. Focuses on his three wives and his children. Influence of British colonialism and Christian missionaries on his traditional tribe.
AUTHOR: Chinua Achebe Born on Nov. 16, 1930. Nigerian writer. One of Africa’s most acclaimed writers. Writes about Igbo society, the effects of Christian influences and value clashes.
OTHER NOVELS BY ACHEBE Chike and the River The Trouble with Nigeria Man of the People The Education of a British Protected Child
Movies about African Violence “Blood Diamond” ☺ Leonardo DiCaprio ☺ Jennifer Connelly “Hotel Rwanda” ☺ Don Cheadle “Tsotsi” ☺ Presley Chweneyagae “The Last King of Scotland” about Idi Amin. “Tears of the Sun”/ “Out of Africa” (Robert Redford, Meryl Streep) / “Sahara” (Matthew McConaghy) “Lawrence of Arabia” – Sahara Desert