Friday, February 4, 2011

The Hunger Games: Poetry Friday!

Happy Poetry Friday!


Today we will be finishing up the first chapter of The Hunger Games, and we will wash it down with a reading of a thought-provoking (albeit short) poem by Pitika Ntuli.


In My Country

In my country they jail you
For what they think you think.
My uncle once said to me:
They’ll implant a microchip
In our minds
To flash our thoughts and dreams
Onto a screen at John Vorster Square.
I was scared
By day I guard my tongue,
By night my dreams.

some discussion research:
Apartheid
http://www.africanaencyclopedia.com/apartheid/apartheid.html


John Vorster Square
http://heritage.thetimes.co.za/memorials/GP/DeathInDetention/


I will go over the details a bit more in class, but just make sure you bring your laptops...and your chargers! 
-Mr. Thomas

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