Don't Call Me African American Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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Plot & Themes

Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   Black Gender/Class story?    -   woman's story If this is a culture clash:    -   minority culture living in majority area Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   Black Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   challenged    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape/molest Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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