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AFST 210 P - Intro to Mod African Lit

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Significant contemporary African writings depicting the history and cultural traditions of African peoples. Course Information: Same as CWL 210 and ENGL 211.

Special Instructions:

Modern African literature is the literature of a continent that includes many nation-states, languages, and ethnicities. It is therefore by no means a homogenous entity, and in many ways our course attempts to express this very diversity through a reading of texts from Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, South Africa, and Sudan. At the same time however, -Introduction to Modern African Literature- also endeavors to highlight the connections and links between representative writings from different regions of the continent. Indeed, the term modern calls for precisely such an inter-connected understanding. After all the regions we somewhat loosely group together as `modern Africa- are also congruous in so far as they were almost all irredeemably transformed by the experience of colonialism. The term `modern- has in fact since then come to be inextricably tied to the distinct twists and turns of the colonial encounter. To follow these twists and turns, we will read through a wide a

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Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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