Study questions

Here you can find some study questions that can help you get started on your analysis and assessment of Ben Okri's article "'I can't breathe': why George Floyd's words reverberate around the world".

Study questions about rhetorical situation

What is the background of the sender, Ben Okri?

What is the target audience of the article?

Study questions about composition

How does Okri use the specific story about the murder of George Floyd to make a more general point about the issue of racism?

What other global issues does Okri bring up through his article? How does he relate them to George Floyd?

Study questions about style of writing

How does Ben Okri's background as a poet come across in his writing style?


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