Working in groups, students will contribute to a class map of Senegal in Mariama Bâ's So Long a Letter (1981) using Google Maps. Each group will be assigned a cluster of letters in the book. Google's features allow for annotation of maps with historical information, images, analysis of quotations, and media that shed light on the places then and now.
Map annotations must analyze at least two quotations from the novel in light of the locations to which they refer. The map might include street views of the locations, images of buildings, links to video footage, or any information readers would find useful.
For examples of students’ maps of Virginia Woolf’s novel Jacob’s Room, see here.
You should attribute sources of images and content on the map itself. In any text on the map, including captions, you must use your own words, incorporate quotations effectively, and cite all sources.
We will discuss your findings after 25-30 minutes.
Group 1: Letters 3-4
Group 2: Letters 7-8
Group 3: Letters 8-9
Group 4: Letters 10-11
Group 5: Letters 12 and 14
Group 6: Letters 15-16