This class is history of black education
Prepare a maximum 3-pages paper that focuses on 1 to 3 things that you learned by reading the text by Fu Kiau. Do not focus on more than 3 things in your paper. ( I want you to focus on one thing because that make strongest argument as the professor said)
Items you may decide to focus upon could be (for example): How Black children could benefit (or why they would NOT benefit from having a system like Kindezi, or Why having an nedezi is important/ could be important for Black children in this space (etc.). Do not make things up that are not convincing…. be careful in your writing and be sure to say meaningful things that are based on what you have read.
You have to come up with a focus for your paper, and then use Fu Kiau book to make an intellectual argument and use some qoutes from the book “……” Do not discuss more than 3 different things. In other words, do not “rewrite” the Fu Kiau book in 3 pages… it will make it very difficult to follow your paper and will result in a low grade.
Use a title page with your name and the name of the course on it. Give your paper a title. Use “subheadings” in your paper to help the reader along the way, for example:
Title of the Paper
Subheading(says what you will focus on in this next section until you move to the next thing you are going to focus on, where you will need a new subheading)
Language, punctuation and grammar MATTER A LOTI Take your paper to the writing center for help, and show your group partners your paper before turning it in.
Double-spaced, normal margins, paginated, stapled, no folders.
Sample of the book which is from page 4 to page 12 (the book is 41 pages)
You tube video summary of the book:
I suggest finding a topic and writing about young nedezi and here is the part about it from the book
A young ndezi is a person who is too young to be embodied into social manpower. As such, s/he is not yet recognized a as productive force within the community. Young babysitters range between five and ten.
These young ndezi, being the group of growing people, constitute the most dynamic and energetic group of ndezi. They, themselves, are in the stage of exploration of their own environment and, by babysitting for their younger brothers and sisters, they help these latter to follow the path of the “dingo-dingo” of life. The ndezi takes charge of the child all day long until the night falls when the mother comes back home from her tasks of the day. Children grow up greatly attached to their ndezi, walking and playing nowhere but in the surroundings of the village. The ndezi leave the village only to go to the river to bathe themselves or the children for whom they are caring. On rare occasions, ndezi may have to take a weeping child to its mother’s workplace. They sometimes enjoy preparing meals, so that mothers will not have to cook after a long, hot day on the farm.
Babysitting duties are numerous. S/he bounces the baby up and down on her/his back while crooning little cradle songs to soothe the infant. These songs have a great educative as well as psychological impact or influence on the child. We will see some of these songs in the next chapter.
The ndezi must also learn various techniques related to this art of babysitting: how to quiet or stop a weeping child; how to feed a child and what to do when the child goes astray while eating or drinking; how to hold the child while giving it a bath; how to tie the child on one’s back; how to pull up (sela) or slide down (tulula/zelumuna) a child tied on one’s back, etcetera. Techniques related to the process of tying up (kanga) and untying (kutula/vala) the child on one’s back are only perfectly achieved by females. Young male ndezi prefer to run with their children seated on their necks, while young female ndezi will always have theirs tied up on their backs.
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