Modern African Literature

Africana Studies 244

Usual Description

An examination of 20th and 21st century African literature in English with a focus on the political and economic realities of modern day Africa. Keeping in mind that being a writer in Africa is a political act, often punishable by imprisonment and even death, we will appreciate African literature as a platform for political and social critique, as well as the multiplicity of African lives and cultures. Some authors discussed: Chinua Achebe, Ama Ata Aidoo and Ben Okri.

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Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

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Africana Studies 244
Africana Studies 244 Taught by Meredith Gadsby