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ADEN 1390 Global Literature (Fall: 4 )


Course Description

Global literature goes beyond the notion of the globe as a physical geographic entity and transcends national boundaries to comment on the most prevailing aspects of the human condition. This course will attempt to redefine the borders of the world we live in through narratives that recognize the many conflicting issues of race, language, economy, gender and ethnicity, which separate and limit us, while also recognizing that regardless of the differences in our stories, we are united by our humanity. Through literature, students will journey across continents, countries, cultures and landscapes, to reflect on various renditions on the human experience. Writers will include: Aravind Adiga (India), NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), Edwidge Danticat (Haiti), Yu Hua (China), Dinaw Mengestu (Ethiopia), and Marjane Satrapi (Iran)..


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Akua Sarr

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 08-Jul-15