ENGL 6360: African Literatures & Cultures (3)

Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Other: 0

This course examines how African authors represent African culture and experiences across time and place. This is not to say, however, that these are monolithic representations. Rather, we will analyze texts by men and women from four broad geographic areas (Northern, West, East, and Southern) and several individual countries to see how specific historical, cultural, colonial, linguistic, and religious influences shape African literary expressions. Additionally, we will read appropriate works of Postcolonial theory and criticism and analyze how these theories can be applied to the primary texts for the course.