AFRI2010

Introducing contemporary African literatures

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Assessment:

6

2nd semester

100% coursework

Prerequisite:

Nil

Co-requisite:

Nil

Description

Interdisciplinary Elective Course

This course will expose students to the major issues surrounding it. It will begin by questioning the very meaning of the term “African literature,” before examining some of its most salient features and issues such as its complex relationship with colonialism that made languages of Europe become the literary languages of Africa; the various forms of narration in Africa; colonialism and resistance; the tension between nationalism and the African novel; as well as the complex relationship between African continental and diasporic literature. It will also look at major contemporary African literary movements and their historical significance.



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