Modern African Literature

ENGL 1710J S01 [CRN: 24496]

This course considers themes, antecedents, and contexts of modern African literature and related forms. Our readings will include fiction in English or in translation, traditional oral forms like panegyric and festival poetry, and some films. We will examine how these diverse materials explore the interplay of ethnicity, nationality, and race. We will also address the issue of "tradition" in contexts where nationalisms of various stripes are becoming stronger, even as the world becomes more interconnected through trade, immigration, and digital technology. Authors include Achebe, Cole, Dangarembga, Farah, Gordimer, Ngugi, Salih, Soyinka, Wicomb. Films by Blomkamp, Loreau, Sembène. DPLL
Spring 2018
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Course Attributes
Diverse Perspectives in LL
Primary Instructor
13:00 - 14:20 Tue, Thu - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
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