Oct 17, 2021  
Course Catalog 2006-2007 
Course Catalog 2006-2007 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FYSP 129 - Coming of Age in African Literature

2HU, 2SS, CD, WRi
Second Semester.  This course focuses on African writing, examining a non-western body of work from a non-western perspective.  A major theme is the challenges facing youth in colonial and postcolonial Africa: the struggle to balance tradition and change; the quest for education; the development of political awareness.  Several books offer an African approach to what in the west is called a “Bildungsroman,” or novel of youth’s coming of age.  Texts include Laye’s L’Enfant Noir, Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions, and Achebe’s No Longer at Ease

Prerequisites & Notes
Enrollment Limit: 14.
Mr. Podis, Mr. Saaka

Credits: 4 hours

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