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AADS 5518 Women Writers of Africa&The African Diaspora (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course will comparatively look at portrayals of girlhood, womanhood, sisterhood and motherhood in the works of women writers in Africa and the African Diaspora. We will closely examine how issues of identity such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and nationality intersect and create very particular positions for the characters within the texts. We will use the characters' particular positionality to think critically about issues concerning black women. The historical breadth covered by the novels will encourage us to compare women's issues not only in terms of identity construction and geographical location, but across different eras as well.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Siphiwe Ndlovu

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17