some text

In afrique je te plumerai, the cameroonian filmmaker, jean marie | Africa and the World | Xavier University of Louisiana

This a Final Exam Essay for an African studies class based off a film(link will be provided) and previous documents(login to access materials will also be provided) that have been presented throughout the 5-week summer course. It is due Saturday June 23rd at 11:59 pm though I would prefer it at 10:30. The following are guidelines emailed by the instructor:


 This is a take-home exam. This means that you cannot simply rely on a broad knowledge of your notes and readings as if you were taking an in-class exam. You do not have to memorize your notes, readings, primary documents, and films. You will have the materials ON Blackboard and I expect you to use all that are relevant. There is no need for you to seek out other information on-line; this information may ultimately be extraneous. You cannot simply repeat what we have said in class or what you have read. Through analytical reasoning, you must find a way to synthesize all relevant sources, integrate them into your argument, and use them to support a well developed THESIS. This is the basis of historical writing. For more information, see Writing Historical Essays on Blackboard. 


• The essay should be 4-6 pages (I will not read any pages beyond six). Although some of you may want to write far more than this, presenting a clear and concise argument is a skill.

 • Citations – you do not need to cite general knowledge but you should provide citations for direct quotes. I would advise you to avoid using long quotes because they will diminish space for your own thoughts. 

• Don’t forget a Title 

• There is no need to repeat the question. This only takes away from your own writing space. 

• It should be double-spaced, Times, 12pt, 1.25” margins

 Recommended Procedure: 

1. Read the question closely, paying particular attention to the various components of it

 2. Come up with a tentative thesis for the essay (you will adjust this as you go along) 3. Think about how to organize your paragraphs (themes, eras, etc.) and identify significant dates, etc. that mark moments of transition 

4. Identify voices and data to provide evidence and support your arguments (Which primary documents are relevant?) 

5. Think about how you will develop your analysis (i.e., what does your evidence support?) 

6. Prepare an outline and STRONG topic sentences for each paragraph.

 7. Revise and strengthen your introduction, thesis, and conclusion 

8. Write the essay and walk away from it for a day 

9. Revise and proofread the essay, checking the intro. and conclusion, and all topic sentences.

In Afrique Je te Plumerai, the Cameroonian filmmaker, Jean Marie Teno, asked the question: “How can a country composed of well-structured traditional societies fail to succeed as a state?” Thinking about specific African countries that we have studied, and incorporating all relevant videos, readings, and primary documents – especially from Mods 4, 5, and 6,how would you respond to Teno’s question? Think about your response in political, economic, and socio-cultural terms and bring in specific examples. What historical circumstances have fostered failure and hindered success in the colonial and postcolonial periods? Don’t forget that there are a number of primary documents mentioned within the books you read. Also, remember, Africa is NOT a country and you should be wary of talking about “Africans” in the general sense too often. Different things happened in different places at different times. Be sure to analyze and discuss these differences.

Order a unique copy of this paper
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Place Order
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

We value our customers and so we ensure that what we do is 100% original..
With us you are guaranteed of quality work done by our qualified experts.Your information and everything that you do with us is kept completely confidential.

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

The Product ordered is guaranteed to be original. Orders are checked by the most advanced anti-plagiarism software in the market to assure that the Product is 100% original. The Company has a zero tolerance policy for plagiarism.

Read more

Free-revision policy

The Free Revision policy is a courtesy service that the Company provides to help ensure Customer’s total satisfaction with the completed Order. To receive free revision the Company requires that the Customer provide the request within fourteen (14) days from the first completion date and within a period of thirty (30) days for dissertations.

Read more

Privacy policy

The Company is committed to protect the privacy of the Customer and it will never resell or share any of Customer’s personal information, including credit card data, with any third party. All the online transactions are processed through the secure and reliable online payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By placing an order with us, you agree to the service we provide. We will endear to do all that it takes to deliver a comprehensive paper as per your requirements. We also count on your cooperation to ensure that we deliver on this mandate.

Read more

Calculate the price

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages