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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
    
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FYSP 129 - Coming of Age in African Literature


This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
AAST, Rhetoric and Composition
Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 4 hours
Attribute: 4HU, WRi, CD

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. Enrollment Limit: 14.
Instructor: L. Podis,



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