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The African Writer FA1 (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Contemporary African literature, with special emphasis on the role of the writer. The course includes many of the major African literary works of the last sixty years--fiction, poetry, and drama--and at the same time focuses on the African writer's unique role as creator of functional art. Usually offered every fall.

African Literature FA1 (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

This course looks at a range of fiction from across the African continent. The course examines the ways that African literature reacts to and records various crises that have shaped the continent, including colonialism, civil war, structural adjustment, racism, AIDS, etc., but also moves beyond the rhetoric of crises to highlight the "poetics of survival" that underpin much African literary production. Usually offered every fall.