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ADEN 3260 Survey of African Literature (Spring: 4 )

Course Description

An introduction to the major writers and diverse literary traditions of the African continent. We will study the historical and cultural contexts of fiction from different regions, and themes from various periods: colonialism and cultural imperialism, nationalism and independence, post-colonialism, and contemporary voices of African writers in America. Writers include Chinua Achebe (Nigeria), Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria), J.M. Coetzee (South Africa), Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe), Laila Lalami (Morocco), Ngugi wa Thiongo (Kenya).

Schedule: Periodically


Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17