Paper 4 prompt

Imagine you are a current (2012) acquisitions editor for a publisher and received Lindy Wilson’s biography of Steve Biko to consider for publication. You are asked to write a memo to the editorial board that evaluates the attention Lindy Wilson gives to Biko’s personal and public life. Is this division warranted, or would the biography be stronger if there were more discussion of his personal life—or a more focused emphasis on his political trajectory?

You can decide whether this publisher will distribute only in South Africa, or internationally. If it makes a difference for your argument whether your audience is local or international, you need to make your presumption clear in your paper.

** Remember to use footnotes in Chicago style for your citations–and to cite specific passages in the text.