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FREN 3374 What is Africa to Me?: Comparative African Literatures (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

In his poem "What is Africa to Me?" the African-American Countee Cullen considers what writing about Africa means to those living in the United States. Similarly, this course explores how different African writers have used literature to express various aspects of their identities including race, class, ethnicity, religion, and gender. This course crosses national boundaries to broaden perspectives on studying the African continent from a literary perspective. Bringing together African studies, comparative literature, and postcolonial studies, this course will introduce students to major topics in each of these areas through the study of authors from Francophone and Anglophone Africa.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): R�gine Jean-Charles

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in English.
Elective for French major or minor.


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13