By chapter eleven of American Spy, Marie is on her first undercover assignment, gathering important intelligence about Thomas Sankara who is a communist president of Burkina Faso. Sankara has come to the New York City to give a speech at the United Nations, and, Marie must get close to him. For Marie to succeed, she is expected to seduce Thomas.
“I was to be present, charming, and familiar,” observed Marie, “so that he would feel comfortable with me, and I could gather my intel” (128).
What stood out to you about Marie’s first undercover assignment or any other scene in the reading? Why?