Book- Carpentier’s The Kingdom of This World
Essay question-How do Afro-Creole religious practices such as Vodou shape the course of the Haitian Revolution in Carpentier’s novel?
The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate that you have both read the assigned reading and thought about how fiction can help to illuminate fact. Or, in other words, how does the creativity flexibility allowed to novelists and poets allow them to capture aspects of historical experience that historians, with their more fact-based approach, must leave aside?
Should be at least 1250 words (please write the word count at the end of your essay) There should be parenthetical citations – i.e., (Kincaid, 87) or (Games, 223) – when you quote material from your sources Should be double-spaced Should have page numbers Should be converted into .pdf format
It should have a conclusion that offers some thoughts about how the authors chose to depict history and historical events.